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Get polling place and ballot information quickly and easily

Voting matters — and history proves it. In 1839, the Massachusetts gubernatorial election was decided by just two votes out of 102,066. The same was the case in a 1974 New Hampshire Senate race — out of 233,363 votes, only two made the difference. And in 2008, an Alaskan State House race was decided by a single vote.

With Election Day just 25 days away, it’s time to make your vote count. Throughout the summer, we’ve helped voters find information about how to register and how to vote, in both English and Spanish. Now, as you prepare to head to the polls, we want to make sure you know where to vote and who’s on your ballot when you get there.
Google, for the election

From President and Vice President, to Congressperson and County Commissioner, a simple search for “who’s on my ballot” will help you find info on the candidates, as well as detailed information on your state’s referenda. You can tap on a candidate’s name from your ballot to find information about them, including their party and website.

The final step: showing up! With various polling places popping up across your hometown, we want to make sure you find the info you need from state to state. Starting today and as we continue to add data from each state over the next couple of weeks, whether you’re planning to vote early or in person on November 8, just search “where to vote” and Google will display a polling place location finder as well as voting ID requirements.

While people can find this crucial information right in Google Search, we’re also opening this data up to other organizations for free. From technology companies like Uber, Twitter, Expedia and Hotels.com to nonprofits like Pew Charitable TrustsThe Voting Information Project, and Democracy Works’ TurboVote Challenge, organizations of all shapes and sizes can use our products and the Google Civic Information API to create tools that get this information into the hands of as many voters possible.

We hope these features will help you get the information you need, when you need it. Your vote matters, so make it count.

Get polling place and ballot information quickly and easily

Voting matters — and history proves it. In 1839, the Massachusetts gubernatorial election was decided by just two votes out of 102,066. The same was the case in a 1974 New Hampshire Senate race — out of 233,363 votes, only two made the difference. And in 2008, an Alaskan State House race was decided by a single vote.

With Election Day just 25 days away, it’s time to make your vote count. Throughout the summer, we’ve helped voters find information about how to register and how to vote, in both English and Spanish. Now, as you prepare to head to the polls, we want to make sure you know where to vote and who’s on your ballot when you get there.
Google, for the election

From President and Vice President, to Congressperson and County Commissioner, a simple search for “who’s on my ballot” will help you find info on the candidates, as well as detailed information on your state’s referenda. You can tap on a candidate’s name from your ballot to find information about them, including their party and website.

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The final step: showing up! With various polling places popping up across your hometown, we want to make sure you find the info you need from state to state. Starting today and as we continue to add data from each state over the next couple of weeks, whether you’re planning to vote early or in person on November 8, just search “where to vote” and Google will display a polling place location finder as well as voting ID requirements.

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While people can find this crucial information right in Google Search, we’re also opening this data up to other organizations for free. From technology companies like Uber, Twitter, Expedia and Hotels.com to nonprofits like Pew Charitable TrustsThe Voting Information Project, and Democracy Works’ TurboVote Challenge, organizations of all shapes and sizes can use our products and the Google Civic Information API to create tools that get this information into the hands of as many voters possible.

We hope these features will help you get the information you need, when you need it. Your vote matters, so make it count.

Get polling place and ballot information quickly and easily

Voting matters — and history proves it. In 1839, the Massachusetts gubernatorial election was decided by just two votes out of 102,066. The same was the case in a 1974 New Hampshire Senate race — out of 233,363 votes, only two made the difference. And in 2008, an Alaskan State House race was decided by a single vote.

With Election Day just 25 days away, it’s time to make your vote count. Throughout the summer, we’ve helped voters find information about how to register and how to vote, in both English and Spanish. Now, as you prepare to head to the polls, we want to make sure you know where to vote and who’s on your ballot when you get there.
Google, for the election

From President and Vice President, to Congressperson and County Commissioner, a simple search for “who’s on my ballot” will help you find info on the candidates, as well as detailed information on your state’s referenda. You can tap on a candidate’s name from your ballot to find information about them, including their party and website.

ballot_new.width-551.png

The final step: showing up! With various polling places popping up across your hometown, we want to make sure you find the info you need from state to state. Starting today and as we continue to add data from each state over the next couple of weeks, whether you’re planning to vote early or in person on November 8, just search “where to vote” and Google will display a polling place location finder as well as voting ID requirements.

pollingplace_new.width-551.png

While people can find this crucial information right in Google Search, we’re also opening this data up to other organizations for free. From technology companies like Uber, Twitter, Expedia and Hotels.com to nonprofits like Pew Charitable TrustsThe Voting Information Project, and Democracy Works’ TurboVote Challenge, organizations of all shapes and sizes can use our products and the Google Civic Information API to create tools that get this information into the hands of as many voters possible.

We hope these features will help you get the information you need, when you need it. Your vote matters, so make it count.

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Get polling place and ballot information quickly and easily

Voting matters — and history proves it. In 1839, the Massachusetts gubernatorial election was decided by just two votes out of 102,066. The same was the case in a 1974 New Hampshire Senate race — out of 233,363 votes, only two made the difference. And in 2008, an Alaskan Congressional race was decided by a single vote.

With Election Day just 25 days away, it’s time to make your vote count. Throughout the summer, we’ve helped voters find information about how to register and how to vote, in both English and Spanish. Now, as you prepare to head to the polls, we want to make sure you know where to vote and who’s on your ballot when you get there.
Google, for the election

From President and Vice President, to Congressperson and County Commissioner, a simple search for “who’s on my ballot” will help you find info on the candidates, as well as detailed information on your state’s referenda. You can tap on a candidate’s name from your ballot to find information about them, including their party and website.

ballot_new.width-551.png

The final step: showing up! With various polling places popping up across your hometown, we want to make sure you find the info you need from state to state. Starting today and as we continue to add data from each state over the next couple of weeks, whether you’re planning to vote early or in person on November 8, just search “where to vote” and Google will display a polling place location finder as well as voting ID requirements.

pollingplace_new.width-551.png

While people can find this crucial information right in Google Search, we’re also opening this data up to other organizations for free. From technology companies like Uber, Twitter, Expedia and Hotels.com to nonprofits like Pew Charitable TrustsThe Voting Information Project, and Democracy Works’ TurboVote Challenge, organizations of all shapes and sizes can use our products and the Google Civic Information API to create tools that get this information into the hands of as many voters possible.

We hope these features will help you get the information you need, when you need it. Your vote matters, so make it count.

Source: Search


Get polling place and ballot information quickly and easily

Voting matters — and history proves it. In 1839, the Massachusetts gubernatorial election was decided by just two votes out of 102,066. The same was the case in a 1974 New Hampshire Senate race — out of 233,363 votes, only two made the difference. And in 2008, an Alaskan State House race was decided by a single vote.

With Election Day just 25 days away, it’s time to make your vote count. Throughout the summer, we’ve helped voters find information about how to register and how to vote, in both English and Spanish. Now, as you prepare to head to the polls, we want to make sure you know where to vote and who’s on your ballot when you get there.
Google, for the election

From President and Vice President, to Congressperson and County Commissioner, a simple search for “who’s on my ballot” will help you find info on the candidates, as well as detailed information on your state’s referenda. You can tap on a candidate’s name from your ballot to find information about them, including their party and website.

ballot_new.width-551.png

The final step: showing up! With various polling places popping up across your hometown, we want to make sure you find the info you need from state to state. Starting today and as we continue to add data from each state over the next couple of weeks, whether you’re planning to vote early or in person on November 8, just search “where to vote” and Google will display a polling place location finder as well as voting ID requirements.

pollingplace_new.width-551.png

While people can find this crucial information right in Google Search, we’re also opening this data up to other organizations for free. From technology companies like Uber, Twitter, Expedia and Hotels.com to nonprofits like Pew Charitable TrustsThe Voting Information Project, and Democracy Works’ TurboVote Challenge, organizations of all shapes and sizes can use our products and the Google Civic Information API to create tools that get this information into the hands of as many voters possible.

We hope these features will help you get the information you need, when you need it. Your vote matters, so make it count.

Meet the YouTube Directors App Newest Template: Elections

In just over a year, people have watched more than 110 million hours of candidate and issues-related content on YouTube.1 That’s like watching the entire Game of Thrones series almost 2 million times over. And 57% of undecided voters say they’re most likely to pay attention to political advertising when it’s online.

This provides a huge opportunity for nonprofits, voter advocacy organizations and local campaigns of every size and at every level to get in front of voters, but we know creating an engaging video ad can be challenging. We want to make it easier.

With the YouTube Director suite of products, it’s incredibly easy to make a video ad spot and reach those looking to make political decisions. You can even make one right from your phone!

The YouTube Director App

The YouTube Director app provides shot-by-shot guidance so you can create a high-quality video ad quickly and easily -- and upload it right to YouTube from the app. No video editing experience required.

YouTube Director's App Image

As we head into the final 32 days of the election, we’ve just added new, easy-to-create templates for candidate bios, issue stances, ballot propositions, and GOTV spots. (Download here, select “by business,” choose “politics” and then just select the template that suits your needs.)

While this app is DIY, there is also the YouTube Director onsite option that allows you to work with a professional film crew in select cities. Learn more here.

No matter what size campaign, getting the word out on YouTube just became a whole lot easier.


Think with Google, March 2016

Meet the YouTube Directors App Newest Template: Elections

In just over a year, people have watched more than 110 million hours of candidate and issues-related content on YouTube.1 That’s like watching the entire Game of Thrones series almost 2 million times over. And 57% of undecided voters say they’re most likely to pay attention to political advertising when it’s online.

This provides a huge opportunity for nonprofits, voter advocacy organizations and local campaigns of every size and at every level to get in front of voters, but we know creating an engaging video ad can be challenging. We want to make it easier.

With the YouTube Director suite of products, it’s incredibly easy to make a video ad spot and reach those looking to make political decisions. You can even make one right from your phone!

The YouTube Director App

The YouTube Director app provides shot-by-shot guidance so you can create a high-quality video ad quickly and easily -- and upload it right to YouTube from the app. No video editing experience required.

YouTube Director's App Image

As we head into the final 32 days of the election, we’ve just added new, easy-to-create templates for candidate bios, issue stances, ballot propositions, and GOTV spots. (Download here, select “by business,” choose “politics” and then just select the template that suits your needs.)

While this app is DIY, there is also the YouTube Director onsite option that allows you to work with a professional film crew in select cities. Learn more here.

No matter what size campaign, getting the word out on YouTube just became a whole lot easier.


Think with Google, March 2016

Meet the YouTube Directors App Newest Template: Elections

In just over a year, people have watched more than 110 million hours of candidate and issues-related content on YouTube.1 That’s like watching the entire Game of Thrones series almost 2 million times over. And 57% of undecided voters say they’re most likely to pay attention to political advertising when it’s online.

This provides a huge opportunity for nonprofits, voter advocacy organizations and local campaigns of every size and at every level to get in front of voters, but we know creating an engaging video ad can be challenging. We want to make it easier.

With the YouTube Director suite of products, it’s incredibly easy to make a video ad spot and reach those looking to make political decisions. You can even make one right from your phone!

The YouTube Director App

The YouTube Director app provides shot-by-shot guidance so you can create a high-quality video ad quickly and easily -- and upload it right to YouTube from the app. No video editing experience required.

YouTube Director's App Image

As we head into the final 32 days of the election, we’ve just added new, easy-to-create templates for candidate bios, issue stances, ballot propositions, and GOTV spots. (Download here, select “by business,” choose “politics” and then just select the template that suits your needs.)

While this app is DIY, there is also the YouTube Director onsite option that allows you to work with a professional film crew in select cities. Learn more here.

No matter what size campaign, getting the word out on YouTube just became a whole lot easier.


Think with Google, March 2016

Meet the YouTube Directors App Newest Template: Elections

In just over a year, people have watched more than 110 million hours of candidate and issues-related content on YouTube.1 That’s like watching the entire Game of Thrones series almost 2 million times over. And 57% of undecided voters say they’re most likely to pay attention to political advertising when it’s online.

This provides a huge opportunity for nonprofits, voter advocacy organizations and local campaigns of every size and at every level to get in front of voters, but we know creating an engaging video ad can be challenging. We want to make it easier.

With the YouTube Director suite of products, it’s incredibly easy to make a video ad spot and reach those looking to make political decisions. You can even make one right from your phone!

The YouTube Director App

The YouTube Director app provides shot-by-shot guidance so you can create a high-quality video ad quickly and easily -- and upload it right to YouTube from the app. No video editing experience required.

YouTube Director's App Image

As we head into the final 32 days of the election, we’ve just added new, easy-to-create templates for candidate bios, issue stances, ballot propositions, and GOTV spots. (Download here, select “by business,” choose “politics” and then just select the template that suits your needs.)

While this app is DIY, there is also the YouTube Director onsite option that allows you to work with a professional film crew in select cities. Learn more here.

No matter what size campaign, getting the word out on YouTube just became a whole lot easier.


Think with Google, March 2016

Meet the YouTube Directors App Newest Template: Elections

In just over a year, people have watched more than 110 million hours of candidate and issues-related content on YouTube.1 That’s like watching the entire Game of Thrones series almost 2 million times over. And 57% of undecided voters say they’re most likely to pay attention to political advertising when it’s online.

This provides a huge opportunity for nonprofits, voter advocacy organizations and local campaigns of every size and at every level to get in front of voters, but we know creating an engaging video ad can be challenging. We want to make it easier.

With the YouTube Director suite of products, it’s incredibly easy to make a video ad spot and reach those looking to make political decisions. You can even make one right from your phone!

The YouTube Director App

The YouTube Director app provides shot-by-shot guidance so you can create a high-quality video ad quickly and easily -- and upload it right to YouTube from the app. No video editing experience required.

YouTube Director's App Image

As we head into the final 32 days of the election, we’ve just added new, easy-to-create templates for candidate bios, issue stances, ballot propositions, and GOTV spots. (Download here, select “by business,” choose “politics” and then just select the template that suits your needs.)

While this app is DIY, there is also the YouTube Director onsite option that allows you to work with a professional film crew in select cities. Learn more here.

No matter what size campaign, getting the word out on YouTube just became a whole lot easier.


Think with Google, March 2016