Google's Online Services Bring Power to the People on Election Day
Google aims to let voters know where to, well, vote this Election Day by pointing the way to polling places.
When one searches for "polling place" or "where to vote" today on Google search homepage , a new small search box will open up high on the ensuing results page that asks for a home address.
This feature, as Google explained in a blog post, is part of the new, experimental Google Election Center that pools registration instructions, ballot information and local election office contact details, among other tidbits.
Users – in this case "any entity that provides relevant and accurate election information" – can submit content to the Center.
As for why Google is bothering with this initiative, the company says: "Google's mission is to make the world's information universally accessible and useful – and that includes election information !"
For those on the go, Google has also put together a mobile page to view election-related content, including the latest news.