Election day in the US – November 3rd – is almost here. Now when you enter "voting process" or "register to vote" in the Google search field, it will automatically recognize which state you live in and display voting data, options for registering for online voting and much more.
If you search for specific voting information in the Google search engine or Chrome web browser, you will now get some very specific results:
Google search provides detailed answers to questions you might have about registering or voting in your state.
When you search for "Voting Results" the first thing that comes up on the webpage – at least below all ads – is no longer the top search result for that phrase. Instead, it shows specific information about the voting in your state, including ID requirements, the time to vote, and key differences between voting by mail or in person. If you search for "How to Register to Vote" instead, Google will provide step-by-step instructions on how to register for the in-person voting, signing up for a mail-in poll, and checking the status of your voter registration.
Aside from the ads, the first thing that comes up is organic information detailing how to vote in your state.
Google is working with several non-partisan third-party data partners, including Democracy Works, to pull official data directly from state and county election administrators. The Google search engine also provides relevant links to your state government's website if you need additional information.