Some of the world’s biggest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook and Google, have teamed up with Pew Charitable Trusts to help voters research candidates and successfully cast their ballot on Election Day.

The Voting Information Project (VIP) is a non-partisan effort to distribute information voters need — registration details, polling place locations, issues on the ballot — in the places they’re most likely to look: search engines, news websites and social media platforms.

VIP works like a middleman between difficult-to-navigate government sites and more commonly frequented destinations on the web. Because it’s linked to official elections’ board websites, it has the mo…
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