Election Day: What Can Search Do for You?

Election Day: What Can Search Do for You?

In today’s day and age, the internet is the go-to spot when looking for information regarding any topic. When it comes to politics, there is no exception. Individuals on either side of political debates are not shy about voicing their opinion regarding election topics. For this reason, it can be very easy to gain information on these topics. Although, what is much harder is discerning if this information is credible and unbiased.

It is relieving to know that social media channels like Facebook and Twitter are taking steps towards eliminating what they refer to as “inauthentic coordinated behavior” which is essentially propaganda aimed at influencing users to think or vote a certain way. Despite this, social media channels such as these will never be able to completely eliminate propaganda from being shared across the web, but they can minimize the fake accounts doing so. For this reason, it is important for individuals to understand that in regards to gaining information for election day, not all hope is lost. The internet still provides a reliable resource for gaining election information in the form of online search.

Learn more about political candidates

Online search engines are a great tool to use when hoping to obtain more information regarding political candidates. Although a lot of sites providing information remain biased, many of them actually state their sources. Unlike social media, this allows users to determine credibility among information.

Find information about state propositions

State propositions are often filled with confusing language that requires extensive review to understand completely. For this reason, search can be an effective tool when hoping to simplify and understand these state proposition as they can break down language as well as resulting outcomes.

Locate the polling place

As local search continues to evolve, it continues to become more and more useful in regards to a variety of topics. One of the newest of which is helping votes locate their local polling place. For first-time voters or individuals who have just registered in a new location, this can be extremely useful. It can also come in handy for those who need to find the location for early voting within the local area.

Discover real-time voting results

Once individuals have become well informed on relevant politicians and propositions as well as cast their vote, it is time to wait for results. This is another scenario when search comes in handy as once results start coming in search engines can provide voters with real-time voting outcomes.

Aidan Kelleher
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