In honor of the impending election, Yahoo is making a few changes to its search engine to help streamline common queries and convince people to vote. Users that search for keywords like “Obama” and “McCain” will be presented with small biographies, poll summaries, and recent news articles related to the candidate. Searches for “presidential poll” will generate a list of poll results, and users can further refine searches by specifying a state as part of their query. Finally, the search results page will now feature a “Vote” button in the corner whenever you search for a term related to the election.
It’s always good to see sites raising awareness for the election, especially when it helps them actually learn about the issues. After all, You are gonna vote, right?.