YouTube Provides More Information When Users Search Election-Related Topics

They include presidential and congressional candidates, voter registration, how to vote

YouTube rolled out additional information panels to be displayed when people search for information related to the 2020 presidential election.

Users searching for 2020 presidential or federal congressional candidates will see an information panel with details about those candidates above their search results.

Searches for specific queries related to voter registration will see an information panel (English and Spanish) directing them to parent company Google’s “how to register to vote” feature, where they can find information specific to the state they live in, including deadlines, registration options and how to check registration status.

Likewise, searches for specific queries on how to vote will bring up an information panel directing people to Google’s “how to vote” feature, where they can access authoritative information about how to vote in their state—such as identification requirements and deadlines for registration and voting—as well as guidance on different means of voting, such as voting by mail.




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