Monday, September 1, 2014 · 9:50 p.m.
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Facebook users can weigh in on policy and terms of service changes by voting. (Screenshot: Staff)

Facebook users have about a week to vote on whether they want to continue to have a say on the social networking site's privacy policy and terms of service. 

Click here to read the message from Facebook's Elliot Schrage, vice president of communications, public policy and marketing. 

 "Today, we are also announcing the next step in our site governance process—a vote on our proposed changes to both documents, including our additional clarifications to the data use policy," Schrage said in the message. 

Facebook users have until 3 p.m. on Dec. 10 to vote on changes to the privacy and terms of service policies, including whether users will still get to vote on the social networking site's governing rules, according to Slate.com

In 2009, Facebook began allowing its users the chance to vote on some policies. 

Now, Facebook leaders are only going to require that privilege to continue if 30 percent—about 300 million people—of its users want it to. 

If it's less than 30 percent, Facebook leaders will only take the vote as an "advisory," according to Schrage's note. 

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