Tech Firms Geek Out The Vote

Publication: Wall Street Journal

Author: Geoffrey A. Fowler


11/02/2010 - You still can't vote online, but the Web is helping to encourage Americans to hit the polls on Tuesday.

Google is featuring a link on its normally Spartan homepage to a Google maps service that helps people find out where to vote. A user types in his home address, and the service finds the right polling location.

The Google map tool was created by the Voting Information Project, a nonpartisan partnership between Google, the Pew Center on the States, and other local election officials. The organization says that in 2008, some 2 million Americans failed to vote simply because they did not know where to do so.

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