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Facebook feature that informs users of newly elected representatives is broken

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Earlier today, Facebook rolled out a feature that was supposed to show users newly elected representatives based on their location. Now, that feature already seems to be broken for some users.

Facebook is calling the feature a “civic checkup” — it’s basically just a list of elected representatives in the House and Senate, as well as previously elected local officials, but the page where it lives is currently down. Some Verge staffers have gotten the feature to work on mobile. It looks like this:


For others, it looks like this:

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There is a way to access a similar feature through Facebook’s election results page.

It’s possible there are too many users attempting to view the civic checkup feature right now, but either way, it doesn’t work. We’ve reached out to Facebook for comment.

Update, 12:32PM ET: Updated to add the workaround on Facebook’s election results page.