Facebook, Twitter gives voters new tools

Social media is playing a role in today's midterm elections.City officials are encouraging voters to use applications such as Facebook and Twitter to alert them

BROOKLYN - Social media is playing a role in today's midterm elections.

City officials are encouraging voters to use applications such as Facebook and Twitter to alert them about any problems encountered at polling stations.

A spokesperson for the city's Board of Elections says the agency has put together a dedicated Twitter-response team to address any issues.

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