The United States midterm election is on Tuesday, November 2, here’re a few tools that make it easier to gather voting information.
When you search on Google for [polling place] or [where to vote], you’ll see a search box to help you find your polling place, candidates, and local election office. Just type in the home address where you’re registered to vote. The search looks like this:
This feature is powered by Google Election Center, an experimental service that lets election officials provide data directly to Google in order to create a set of search tools. Anyone with a website can also provide this same functionality by embedding the open source Election Center gadget on your site, or use the gadget code or API to build your own.
If you’re on mobile, you can easily find your polling place and follow election news by visiting Election Center mobile site at m.google.com/elections on your Android-powered phone or iPhone.
As for election news, you’ll find a special Google News section with stories for each state so you can easily catch up on the latest headlines.