The upcoming elections are a crucial event for the politics and the functioning of the country. Political campaigns and candidates are nothing without citizens to vote for them. You can’t possibly skip the elections this year, as this would mean you don’t care about your future and decline the offer of expressing yourself in such an important matter, of general concern. Moreover, Google helps you to vote online.
It is quite natural that as everything develops in this world, including technology, we should put it to good use. The same happens now, with Google trying to help us to vote and doing our duty as citizens. The new service that the search engine provides us with now is an online guide which explains us the process of voting, in case there were any doubts. The guide is updated according to what happens in every state so you can rely on the accurate information.
There is also a program you can use to register yourself as a voter, thus confirming your participation in the elections. If you change residence meanwhile, you have to register again.
The guide that helps you vote online has been released in July. Google announced that online searches for voting information has been increasing, and now has surpassed the numbers in 2012.
Google also made public some other information, namely that the democratic states registered the most searches for the online guide. These states are Vermont, California, Maine, New York and Massachusetts.
According to Engadget, Google stated about the new online guide that “nonprofits and organizations promoting voter education can benefit and expand the reach of this critical information.”
So far, the statistics point out that, in the battle Clinton-Trump, the blue lady is ahead of her red opponent.
If this is your first time voting, you should trust the information provided by the Google guide and learn more about how to vote online. Well, it is not actually voting online, as you still have to go to the polling place, but at least you know for sure to whom and why you are giving that particular vote.
Emily Moxley, product Manager for Google, also pointed out the advantages of the online guide:
“Whether you’re a first-time voter, a resident in a new state, or your state laws have changed since the last time you voted, you can now come to Google for information on how to vote in the upcoming election. This new in-depth search result provides information on ID requirements, deadlines, mail-in ballots and early voting. We hope this customized state-by-state guide will help you find the information you need quickly and easily to help get your voice heard.”
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