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Google offers one stop shop for election results

Google offers one stop shop for election results
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Google Offers One Stop Shop For Election Results. With the conclusion of exit polls, India now awaits the counting of voteson May 16. . Google has geared up to provide fast and accurate election results.

With the conclusion of exit polls, India now awaits the counting of voteson May 16. . Google has geared up to provide fast and accurate election results. Google is preparing to introduce features to keep India updated on the latest news and poll results. These features will comprise live results map, live counting day YouTube newscasts and many more similar apps.

Google.co.in/elections will allow voters to access ‘live results’, through a nationwide view of a live count allowing everyone to see how each party and candidate has garnered votes.

Here are some of the features that will go live on the counting day:

“This election, the internet has been a catalyst and has provided a great platform for political parties to leverage the power of social media to interact and mobilise young India to go out and vote. Google has received more than 3 million pledges by voters post our ‘Pledge to Vote’ campaign and an incredible response to the 16 ‘Hangouts’ by various political leaders during the election campaign. As India nears the counting day, Google will continue to provide essential news and information to the voters, ensuring that they have all the relevant information at a single destination,” said Rajan Anandan, MD, Google India.

Indians have engaged with Google tools to stay informed since it launched google.co.in/elections in November last year. Such tools have included a guide to understanding the electoral and voter registration process, a ‘know your candidate’ tool with information about the candidates, election news in five languages, a daily ‘Google Score’ rankings for Indian politicians, an interactive ‘Pledge To Vote’ map and more.

“The internet audience in India has reached a critical scale of 200 million and will play a crucial role in influencing the decisions of a large ratio of the urban population in the upcoming elections. A considerable increase in the amount and interest of elections related search queries on Google in news information related to elections and politics has been noticed. The leading political parties are quite active on most social media platforms and the users will now be able to access all the information sent out by them on platforms like YouTube and Google+,” added Rajan Anandan.

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