Voting in this year’s midterm elections is a no-brainer, thanks to new search tools from Google that direct users to polling stations, look up their local candidates and do everything short of pulling the lever on Tuesday.
Google has already garnered a lot of attention from its new search field, linked through its homepage, that answers the question, “Where do I vote,” with a specially designed search that spits back the location of the nearest polling station.
But that was only one among several questions that tend to crop up around Election Day, and Google tweaked its search engine accordingly. Google “How do I vote,” “what identification do I need to vote” and “who is on my ballot” and the search results display state-specific answers, “to make it easier for citizens to access information to make a well-informed decision and cast their ballots on Election Day,” Google wrote on the company’s official blog.
Google, which has offered similar Election Day services in the past, also offered this look at the top midterm-related searches in the past week:
- The Fall of Roe and the Failure of the Feminist Industrial Complex
- What Trump Knew About January 6
- Follow the Algae Brick Road to Plant-Based Buildings
- The Education of Glenn Youngkin
- The Benefits and Challenges of Cutting Back on Meat
- Here's Everything New on Netflix in July 2022—and What's Leaving
- Women in Northern Ireland Still Struggle to Access Abortion More Than 2 Years After Decriminalization