Google Launches Voter Registration Guide


Americans getting fired up to vote in this year’s presidential elections have a new online tool to help them navigate their states’ voter registration process. 

Just in time for the Republican and Democratic national conventions, Google Inc. launched a tool July 18 that displays how-to- information at the top of a search page when someone types in “register to vote” or related terms. Deadlines and requirements will be tailored to the browser’s location, the company wrote in a July 15 blog post.

“With states’ varied deadlines and methods, the voter registration process can be tricky,” Google wrote. “The American democracy relies on everyone’s participation in the political process.”

In January, Facebook Inc. rolled out a feature reminding voters of presidential primary registration deadlines in their state by displaying a banner with at the top of users’ news feed. A click on the banner re-directed users to, a website managed by the government’s Federal Citizen Information Center, for more information on how to register to vote.