In a blog post Monday, technology giant Google announced it would start publishing results of the U.S. presidential election right after voting finished Tuesday. It will also publish results of a host of other state and local elections and ballots that are also taking place Tuesday.
“Starting when the polls close on Election Day, you will be able to find U.S. election results integrated right into your Google searches in over 30 languages around the world. You’ll also be able to see detailed updates and results of the Presidential, Senatorial, Congressional, Gubernatorial races as well as state-level referenda and ballot propositions,” the announcement by Shashi Thakur, vice president of engineering at Google Search, said.
All you need to do to see the latest results is type in “election results” in the Google search box and the search engine will bring up the data for all the votes counted at the time for all the different elections taking place. Results are updated every 30 seconds, and presented in an easy-to-read format, with numbers and a simple graph, blue for Democrats and red for Republicans.
It also provides details of the coverage of election results on YouTube, which will start at 7 p.m. EST Tuesday. Viewers can “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.”