Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Google Public Policy Blog: Helping Virginians vote

Google Public Policy Blog: Helping Virginians vote

Last year we worked with partners to launch tools that made it easier to find basic voting information like when to register, where to vote, and how to contact your local election office.

We're back at it this year, helping Virginians vote in the upcoming 2009 general election with the Virginia Voting Info Map and gadget, which uses a data feed built by the Virginia State Board of Elections.

If you vote in Virginia, you can enter the home address where you're registered and receive the following information:
  • Your polling place address and directions to get there
  • Candidates on your ballot, along with a link to their websites (when available)
  • Absentee voting information
  • Your local election office address and phone number
Here's a working version for you to try out:

2009 Virginia Voter Info

Gadgets powered by Google

You can easily add the gadget to your site, as the Bob McDonnell campaign has done.

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