Amazon Echo Will Help You Vote This Election Day
Alexa can read you books, update you on local traffic, and even order you a pizza. Now, Mashable reports that leading up to Election Day 2018, Amazon's Echo voice assistant will tell you where to vote and what to expect on your district's ballot.
In an effort to get more people to the polls, Alexa now answers voting-related queries with customized responses rather than running a web search. The question "Who's on the ballot?", for example, will elicit a list of the candidates running in your district, while asking "Where can I vote?" will give you the location of your polling place based on your address.
After casting your vote, you can ask Alexa to report the real-time election results to you as they come in—perfect for people who'd like to avoid social media or cable news on election night. To give users the most accurate responses possible, Amazon teamed up with Ballotpedia, RealClearPolitics, and the Associated Press to source its information.
Election Day is on Tuesday, November 6, which means you still have time to formulate your voting game plan. If you need a ride to your polling place, Uber is providing free rides to voters all day.