Early and Often

Trying to Find Out Where to Vote? Just Google Your Address Plus ‘Vote’ to Get the Right Polling Site

From your friends at the GOOG.

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Those of you who’ve procrastinated on your Election Day prep might appreciate Google’s incredibly useful voting tool, which is accessible merely by searching for your address and the words vote, voter, voting, or ballot. (Those are the variations we tested. It’s possible Google wrote in an Easter egg, like: your address + “empty threat to move to Canada.”)

A tool features information about the proper polling site (including timely announcements, like Governor Cuomo’s executive order to let Hurricane Sandy victims use an affidavit ballot at any polling place in the state.) It also offers a personalized ballot information about races in your area.

You can find out whether you’re registered to vote at CanIVote.org, which also helps you find polling locations in individuals states. New Yorkers can enter the address they registered with on the Board of Election site to find the correct polling station. If that’s not sufficient, you can also call the Voter Phone Bank at 1.866.VOTE.NYC, e-mail your complete home address to vote@boe.nyc.ny.us, including the borough in which you reside in the subject line, or even text WHERE to 877-877 for update polling place info, courtesy of Mobile Commons.

So if your logic for not casting a ballot to determine the leader of your country was “voting is too complicated,” we’re happy to report that #yourexcusesucks.

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