Let The Race Begin: Google Launches Elections Hub

A new year is always exciting. A clean slate. But once every four years, something very important comes into play: a presidential election. This year, all of your election information won’t be any more readily available than it is right here, on the interwebs, and Google is set to be your go-to place to keep up with them.

Today via the Official Google Blog, the search giant has launched Google.com/elections — “an election hub where citizens can study, watch, discuss, learn about, participate in and perhaps even make an impact on the digital campaign trail as it blazes forward to Tuesday, November 6, 2012.”

You’ll be able to sort through election info based on popularity, the candidates, and the issues, and the Trends dashboard will keep you up-to-date on what’s happening now. For the most part, it’s very similar to any of Google’s other Google News sub-pages, but obviously with more focus.

The big day is going to sneak up on us sooner than you think, and Google’s choice to get out ahead of the madness is a beneficial one. Information is our best friend come election day, and Google.com/elections can only help.