Google has added ‘who’s on my ballot’ and ‘where to vote’ election cards to Search
Google has made some significant additions to Google Search for this election. Ranging from reminding you about local elections to adding state-by-state voter registration directors, the recent additions direct people to polling places and helps them find out who’s on the ballot. They are customized to your site and can be used on desktop as well as mobile.
- Fariha Khan
- October 14, 2016
“Who’s on my ballot”
A “who’s on my ballot” will tell the presidential candidates as is obvious. But that is not all. It will also tell about vital Congressional, State, and Local elections. When you tap on a candidate you will get additional information about them such as their website and party. The card also includes exhaustive information on state referendums.
“Where to Vote”
Searching “where to vote” will help you see a polling place site finder and voting ID prerequisites. It has information about where and when to vote early in your area offering times and directions so you will know when polls open/close.
For first timers
Those who will use it for the first time need to enter search terms they will be asked to submit their full street address (place where they are registered to vote). This is required to show your complete ballot, having your saved home address from other Google apps below for instant entry.
YouTube, Google’s product in elections
YouTube is the other Google product that offers coverage during this election. With a number of publications formally flooding the presidential debates on this video portal, Google expressed that the second debate had twice as many livestreams and on-demand videos compared to conventional TV. Whao!
By adding ‘where to vote’ and ‘who’s on my ballot’ election cards to Search, Google has revolutionized the entire process of voting. Let’s see what else the company will propose in the coming years… Way to go Google!