"Where Do I Vote? What's on My Ballot?"
Easy election answers from VIP
Every election, millions of Americans search for answers for basic voting questions: "Where do I vote?" "What's on my ballot?" The Voting Information Project (VIP)—a partnership between The Pew Charitable Trusts, Google, and states—has the answers.
VIP provides election data via your computer, tablet, or smartphone web to ensure more eligible Americans have the information they need to cast a ballot. In this stop-motion animation, learn how you can use VIP's tool to find your polling place and other voting information and be ready for Election Day.
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