Counting the Votes in Brazil

As the polls closed and votes were being totaled yesterday in Brazil, we introduced two new features to our Google Politics & Elections program in Brazil keep everyone updated on the results - both on Election Day and as we head into an October 26th runoff.
  • Live Results Map: an interactive map allowing users to view results for president, governor, senator and the number of seats for Congress won by each party, both nationwide and by state level.

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  • Presidential results on search: for the first time in Brazil, if you do a simple search for words related to elections and results, we will give you the results for the presidential run.

The information is based on data coming directly from the Electoral Supreme Court (TSE), our partner in this project.

Since we launched our Brazil Elections platform in the beginning of September, thousands of Brazilians have visited the site and used our tools in an effort to stay informed.

Many of them have used the “Know Your Candidates” explorer to dig deeper into information on over 20,000 candidates running for office this year - in all 26 states and the Federal District. They’ve have watched YouTube news pieces from Estadão, navigated Media profiles from more than 30 partners and stayed updated on the latest election news from Google News.

All these resources have made the platform a rich source of information. We hope the new results tools live now will help everyone continue to stay updated and informed as Brazil finds out who their next leaders will be.