Today millions of Americans will cast their vote to elect the next president of the United States. U.S, citizens and the electoral college will choose a new president to lead the country for the next four years. Although you cannot vote online or via text message. There are many tech companies that are offering tools to make the process much easier.
Twitter. People can chat with @Gov bot to find out more about the individual candidates, ballot measures and of course find different polling locations.
Google. The homepage is constantly reminding you to vote every time you go to search for anything on the web. There is a doodle that you click on and it directs you to a “Where do I vote” search page to find the nearest polling location to you.
Facebook. When you go to Elections 2016 tab on the left hand side and enter the address where you are registered to vote it will connect you to map the closest location. Not only will it redirect you to a map site, Facebook also has tools you can use on its Election page that includes various options for you to choose from. While you on that page you can also choose to share that you voted and encourage other to do so as well.
HelloVote. Is the chat bot that gets you everything you need to vote! This is good for the folks that are overwhelmed or stressed out. This bot will surface transit and driving direction, state ID requirements, weather notifications and social sharing.
If you are able to vote and you want to be a part of this historic decision there are plenty of digital tools designed to help you figure out where, when, how and why to vote. Go out and vote!