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Google will give you election results the moment polls close

Just Google 'election results.'


Andrew Couts


Published Nov 7, 2016   Updated Feb 28, 2020, 9:04 pm CST

Google just made it even easier to find out who’s winning on Election Night.

The internet giant on Monday announced that it will display 2016 election results directly in Google Search starting on Tuesday.

The Google tool will, for example, show you the electoral vote counts of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in almost real time—they’ll be updating every 30 seconds—and in 30 different languages. The information will be available as soon as polls close and the data starts pouring in. 


The tool is not limited to the presidential election, however; you’ll also be able to find instant results for races for the Senate, House, governors’ races, and local election results.

The “election results” tool is just the latest civil-minded feature Google launched this year. It also helped provide accurate information for users looking into how to votehow to register, polling place locations, and who’s on the ballot. (Note: You’ll need to have location services/sharing turned on for these tools to work properly.)

To test out the new tool, just search “election results” on Tuesday to see the tool in action. The first polls close at 7pm ET.

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*First Published: Nov 7, 2016, 6:58 pm CST