• Apple device users can now ask Siri for updates about the 2020 U.S. elections
  • The voice assistant can provide detailed information regarding what's happening in the U.S. election season
  • The new feature is part of Apple News' 2020 U.S. election coverage

Apple's voice assistant Siri has a new feature that will be very helpful for those interested in the happenings regarding the 2020 U.S. election season.

Cupertino has officially announced that Siri will now be able to answer inquiries regarding the U.S. election, TechCrunch reported. Siri won't be able to guide users into choosing the right candidate to vote for, but it will be able to update users as to the different races during the election season.

The new feature helps users stay update to date on what's happening in the U.S. elections. It is part of Apple News' 2020 election coverage, and promises to provide live results as votes are counted. Apple News will also deliver a series of curated news, resources and data, all coming from a variety of sources to ensure accurate reporting.

Apple News' new feature is meant to provide accurate data to users belonging to different parties. It will provide answers to queries from Republicans, Democrats, Liberals and so on. TechCrunch noted that users will be able to ask specific questions, including those that need updated information to answer.

Siri gives all the answers in a very detailed way. Images showing the feature reveal how this works:

In one image, Siri was asked the question, “who won the Iowa caucus for Republicans?” The voice assistant was able to provide a detailed answer not limited to “Donald Trump has won the Iowa Republican caucuses” – a box that includes specific details such as the specific result for each candidate, number of precincts that reported the results, and the source of the data, is shown also.

Another image showed Siri responding to the same question, but this time asking the results for Democrats. The voice assistant gave a reply based on real-time data, also indicating the percentage of precincts that have reported the results.

Apple said the live results are delivered via the Associated Press. The Apple News app will also present live results based on AP's real-time coverage. This will allow users to keep track of election results on a county-by-county basis, as well as by state primaries.

Apple's 2020 U.S. election coverage comes from a variety of news outlets, including ABC News, CBS News, CNN, FiveThirtyEight, Fox News, NBC News, ProPublica, Reuters, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today and more.

With just a few days left before the Iowa caucuses, it's "all hands on deck". Many people, both staff and volunteers, have come from out of state to help drum up support for their candidates in a final push for votes in the crucial early primary state.
Siri will now help Apple device users to stay updated on the 2020 U.S. elections. AFPTV / Katie SCHUBAUER