This looks to be super useful to voters, and a fantastic project, but I suspect we will hear some Republican complaints on the partnership with one of the top Democratic law firms:
We’re less than three months away from the election and Google is trying to make it as easy as possible for people to figure out how to vote.
Deadlines and ID requirements vary significantly from state to state, and it can be hard or confusing to track down clear, up-to-date information, so Google is putting a new a new toolbar front and center for anyone who searches for “how to vote.”
“We’ve been putting significant resources behind driving voter turnout,” Emily Moxley, the Googler leading the company’s efforts, tells Business Insider. “We’re developing a whole new suite of tools that make the registration process easier and more accessible to everyone.”
Google partnered with law firm Perkins Coie to get the information for the new in-depth search tool, which lets users sort by state for info on ID requirements, deadlines, mail-in ballots, and early voting.
It’s also dumping all that data here, to make it easier for other organizations to spread it.