voting

  • Google will display election results as soon as polls close

    Google will display election results as soon as polls close

    Google has been highly involved with connecting U.S. voters to timely information throughout this election cycle, by offering everything from voter registration assistance to polling place information in its search result pages. Today, the company announced plans to display the results of the U.S. election directly in search, in over 30 languages, as soon as the polls close. Web searchers… Read More

  • Facebook gives users local ballot guides in voting initiative

    Facebook gives users local ballot guides in voting initiative

    Facebook rolled out a new feature today that gives users a full voter guide, from the presidential candidates to the down-ballot propositions and local politicians, in an effort to “encourage civic participation.” The feature allows users to “favorite” their chosen candidates and initiatives so they can refer to their favorites once they reach the voting booth. As… Read More

  • Tinder brings “Swipe the Vote” worldwide, so everyone can have a say on Clinton vs Trump

    Tinder brings “Swipe the Vote” worldwide, so everyone can have a say on Clinton vs Trump

    Undecided voter? Still? Really?? Well, if you continue to be unsure as to where you stand on some of the most critical issues facing American voters in the upcoming election – like gun control, immigration, climate change and more – Tinder wants to help. The dating app is rolling out a poll to users both here in the U.S. and abroad that lets you swipe on the issues in order to… Read More

  • Google adds ballot information to search results

    Google adds ballot information to search results

    Google is again stepping up its efforts to provide U.S. voters with all the information they need ahead of Election Day with the addition of ballot information to Google Search results. Web users who search for a query like “who’s on my ballot,” will now be presented with detailed information about the candidates, as well as information on your own state’s… Read More

  • Google is running home page ads pushing people to get registered to vote

    Google is running home page ads pushing people to get registered to vote

    Google is upping its efforts at getting its U.S. users registered to vote, via a pop-up ad that now appears directly on the desktop home page. The company has historically made an effort to help web users get registered to vote and find answers to their voting-related questions by placing instant answers in its Search results. That has continued this year, as voter searches were redirected… Read More

  • Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

    Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

    Google is continuing its push to get more Americans registered to vote ahead of the upcoming presidential elections by expanding its voter information guides in Google Search to Spanish. While the company was already providing web searchers with details on how to get registered and how to vote, based on your current location, those guides were only triggered by searches for English phrases… Read More

  • Google search now includes info on how to vote

    Google search now includes info on how to vote

    Google has rolled out an update to search aimed at helping U.S. users find out how they can vote in the upcoming November election. This includes information on what sort of ID you need to bring with you to your polling places, voting deadlines, details on early voting and mail-in ballots and more. The added guides will appear in Google search when certain phrases are googled, like “how… Read More

  • Qubie is an open hardware solution for tracking wait times at voting places

    Qubie is an open hardware solution for tracking wait times at voting places

    With an incredibly important national election coming up, it’s more critical than ever that everyone who can vote does — and is able to. Election tech firm Free and Fair is hoping to help avoid overflowing voting locations with a simple, open source device that automatically monitors waiting times and keeps voters and officials informed. Read More