You can easily see who is on the ballot for the 2014 elections and where you should go to vote on November 4th, 2014 using Google Now and the Google Search App.
Today is the 2014 MidTerm Elections, when voters choose state governors, attorney generals, vote on whop will go to Washington and local issues and school levies.
You can use the free Google Search app for iPhone or Google Now on Android to learn who is on the ballot for your local area and after you do this your ‘cards’ will show you where to go vote and you’ll find links to your local board of elections.
Most polling places opened early this morning at 6:30 AM local time and many are open until 7:30 PM. Google Now will tell you where your polling location is, what the hours are and even give you directions to get there right from the Google Now screen.
See Who’s On Your Ballot on iPhone or Android
To see who is on your ballot for the 2014 elections you need the free Google Search app for iPhone and the built-in Google Now service on Android.
Download Google Search from iTunes and then sign in with your Gmail account. If prompted you should allow Google Search to always use your location to get more location based cards.
When Google Search is open, tap on the microphone and ask, “Who’s on the ballot?” This will show you the results with a table listing the candidates for state and national positions. This does not include ever race, and in our test did not list the results for U.S. House of Representatives races.
On Android, say Ok Google or launch Google Now by holding the home button and swiping up on most devices. Say, “Who’s on the ballot?”
This will return the same listing of candidates on a mocked up ballot. It did not include all local races or the U.S. House of Representatives during our first try.
If you enter your full address instead of just a zip code when prompted you will see the House of Representatives and some local elections.
You can also use the Vote411 website to see more detailed information about the 2014 election, but you will need to research candidates outside of the ballot listings. This listing also includes any Voter ID laws in place for your state.
Find Your Polling Place on iPhone or Android
You can use the same two tools, Google Search and Google Now to see where your local polling place is and find a link to the local board of elections.
After you search for the ballot you should see the polling place location listed in the cards on Google Search for iPhone or Google Now on Android devices. On the iPhone you’ll see the address and a link to the local board of elections. On Android you can see the location, address and tap to get directions. Both show the hours the polling place is open.
If you don’t see this you can tap on the mic in Google Search or say OK Google on Android and then ask, “Where do I vote?” and enter your address for specific information about where you can go vote.