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Facebook wants you to register to vote

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With the Iowa caucuses just days away, and the 2016 presidential primaries not far behind, some Facebook users are being asked this about a major civic duty as a U.S. citizen: Are you registered to vote?

Users in Georgia have been seeing a prompt at at the top of their Facebook feed ahead of the Peach State's primary, held on March 1 (also known as Super Tuesday).

The note at the top of the feed simply asks, "Are you registered to vote?"

Two links just below direct users to the main United States website for instructions on how to register, or to share that they are already registered.

Georgia voters join 14 other states and groups on Super Tuesday to start the nomination process for presidential candidates.

The U.S. presidential election was the most talked about topic on Facebook in the United States and around the world in 2015, the social network announced in December.

In 2012, Facebook launched it's "I'm Voting" app with CNN in an effort to make elections more social than ever.

Later in 2015, the social network site added a button that appears on  days to encourage turnout.

Do you plan to vote in the U.S. primaries? The whole world will be watching.

MORE: Caucus vs. primary: The two are nothing alike

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