Tomorrow is finally election day, which means the never-ending campaign ads on television and radio and the constant political memes on Facebook are about to come to an end – well, depending on who your Facebook friends are. And whether you’re left, right, or somewhere in between, or whether you are blue or red or neither, most people agree that it’s your civic duty to get out and vote. And Google has luckily made it incredibly easy to find your specific polling location.
All you have to do is visit Google’s special Politics and Elections site, click on Voter Info, and enter your home address. Depending on your location, you can also get a ballot summary, although Google warns that it may not include all of your local races. Finally, in case you want a clearer picture of the issues that will be on your specific ballot, Google also provides a link to your local election offices.
And in case you’d like a more in-depth look at where Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein stand on technology issues, The Verge has an excellent, non-partisan analysis, going into issues such as net neutrality, national broadband speeds and access, previous stances on SOPA and PIPA, cybersecurity, and much more. Let’s face it – in the midst of all the political conversations taking place in the US, issues surrounding technology haven’t gotten much attention. So for us gadget enthusiasts, it’s nice to be able to read up a bit more on these issues and where the candidates stand.