Voting tools for volunteers on the go

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 | 5:14 PM

With the U.S. elections less than a week away, voting drives are ramping up. Political parties and non-partisan groups alike are sending out volunteers to encourage citizens to vote on November 4. To make sure these volunteers have the same voter info tools available to them on their phone as on their computer, we've now launched a mobile voting locator tool on m.google.com/elections. (Click here to send this to your phone.)

Now, volunteers can type in the home address of any registered voter and find his or her voting location, whether they're in an office making phone calls, are working from a booth set up outdoors, or are going door to door. While on the go, they use Google Maps for mobile to find their next address or display directions to voting locations.
Of course, between talking to potential voters, volunteers can check out the Elections section in Google News for mobile for the latest updates (go here on your phone), or just search for a nearby coffee shop to stay warm.




7 comments:

cgull said...

Great tool to have in mobile. I tried my nearest location in NC, the location was wrongly located, I was unable to edit it unlike regular map locations. If they also have edit feature it will help. Thanks.

matuse said...

Nice thought but no locations showed up for my address in Fort Collins, CO. :-( Still needs some work.

Matthew said...

I was just complaining to my local volunteer station about how terrible their maps are. I wish I'd seen this sooner than today, it would've saved me so much time!

vasanthi said...

Great useful of mobile. My mobile have a lot of facility. I have area map.


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DALLAS said...

Why in the WORLD WIDE WEB did Google make Google Earth for iphones, but not for their own GOOGLE G1 PHONE????? THAT'S CRAZY!!!!

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