2016 Presidental Election

When voting it is very important to know information about the presidential candidates and their beliefs. Thankfully, Google is now educating people about the 2016 presidential election. In the article “Google adds ballot information to search results” written by Tech Crunch on October 14th, 2016, Sarah Perez explains how Google is stepping up its efforts. Google is providing U.S voters with all the information that they need before Election Day.

All one has to do is type in “who’s on my ballot” and they will be presented with detailed information about the candidates, as well as information on their own state’s referenda. Google with start by asking one to enter their stress address of where they’re registered to vote, and then they will present the candidate details about who’s running in the election, both on the national and state level. The information that is provided include; their name, photo, party, affiliation, current news where they’re mentioned, as well the candidate’s website and Wikipedia entry. The company says that it will continue to add data from each state over the next couple of weeks.

I believe that education is key and now that Google added ballot information to the search results, we can educate not only the youth but everyone about 2016’s presidential election. I feel that this will be most beneficial to the youth, and first-time voters, because they most likely know the least about the presidential election. Young voters are hard to get to the pools, but their voice is extremely important.

It is essential that young people learn about political issues and take to the polls to vote in November’s election. Young voters make up almost 20% of the voting population, making them a powerful political force. Now it is simple to find out information about the candidate’s, and people will be more knowledgeable when voting.

Link: https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/14/google-adds-ballot-information-to-search-results/


2 thoughts on “2016 Presidental Election

  1. I think it is great that these companies are taking strides to involve their users in the political process. I hope this leads to higher voter turnout, especially with our peers so that we can be taken seriously as a voting bloc.


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