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Google adds voting location information to its search and maps services


Google will give voter information in its Maps app and search engine.

Google on Friday said it's adding voter information to its search engine and maps app, including details on polling places, early voting locations and ballot drop-off areas.

The information appears in search results if someone, for example, enters the query "ballot drop boxes near me." The update comes as millions of Americans have already begun early voting ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3. Google Maps will also provide voting hours and directions to voting places. The search giant said it will soon let people search for that information on its smart speakers and smart displays. 

Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook have upped their efforts to give people information on voting and voter registration. Facebook said last month it's registered 2.5 million Americans to vote. 

Tech companies have been eager to show they ...


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