As Mid-Term elections are inching closer in U.S, Google the software giant is launching various services to help voters elect their next leader.
Google has launched a special URL using Google map to help people find voting places in U.S. Using Google maps, you can locate the nearest possible polling place. You can also search for local candidates and local election office. All you need to do is type in the home address.
This feature is powered by Google Election Center, an experimental service where election officials directly provide data to create a search tool. Anyone with a website can also provide this same functionality by embedding the open source Election Center gadget on your site, or use the gadget code or API to build your own.
A special mobile URL is also provided by Google for all the mobile users to locate the polling place. As for election news, you’ll find a special Google News section with stories for each state so you can easily catch up on the latest headlines.