Not only will Google be posting an Election Day reminder doodle, as well as offering up an interactive tool that helps voters find polling locations, the search engine will be delivering real-time results directly in search after the polls close tomorrow.
“Starting when the polls close on Election Day, you will be able to find US election results integrated right into your Google searches in over 30 languages around the world,” writes Google Search VP of Engineering Shashi Thakur, in a blog post shared on the Official Google Blog, Google’s Politics and Elections Blog and the official YouTube Blog.
According to Google, searches will be able to find results fo the presidential, senatorial, congressional and gubernatorial races, along with results for state-level referendums and ballot propositions. Google didn’t specifically name any specific query that would surface results, the animated image below included “election results” and the search term.
According to the blog post,YouTube is going to be airing live election coverage, which starts at 7:00 p.m. ET on Election Day:
Tune in to live coverage from NBC, PBS, MTV, Bloomberg, Telemundo and The Young Turks to keep up with all of the action as it happens. Complex News will also be delivering live coverage during a special election event from YouTube Space NY.
Google reported a 233-percent increase in “how to vote” queries this year compared to the 2012 election year. The company also said that since the presidential debates, users spent over 20 million hours watching and rewatching the debates on YouTube.