On Thursdays, November 28th, Google announced the launch of an elections portal www.google.co.in/elections , which will cover news information and videos related to all kind of elections in India.
The portal would also provide information on political parties, their campaigns and agencies like Election Commission and Association of Democratic Reforms. The portal would stream news reported by all big media houses in Hindi and English both. Users will also be able to watch content hosted by YouTube partners for elections and links to Hangouts done by political representatives in the recent past.
In the first phase of the launch, the portal will cover news, information and videos relating to state elections for Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram.
The portal will also offer information on how to register for voting along with a section on frequently asked questions around voting and registration.
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A post on Google’s official blog for India said, “Our intent is to empower voters with all the information they need at a single destination for upcoming general elections. Over time we will add more functionality to enable users to interact and engage with the candidates, so that they are not simply watching from afar, but participating in, engaging with and shaping the political process in a democratic way.”
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