Where do I vote? #ElectionDay midterms Google Doodle has all of the information you need to have your say today

Search giant helps you find your local polling station

Joe Sommerlad
Tuesday 06 November 2018 10:39 GMT
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American voters are heading to the polls today for the midterm elections, deciding the immediate future of US policy on a range of issues from immigration to healthcare.

Anyone still wondering where exactly they need to go to cast their ballot can find out easily thanks to Google, which has dedicated its latest Doodle to facilitating the democratic process and encouraging turnout.

Clicking on the search engine’s redesigned “Go Vote” logo will lead you to a “Where do I vote #ElectionDay” search, into which you simply enter your postal address to find the local polling station to which you are registered.

:: Follow the latest on today's events on our US midterms liveblog

For more information on what's happening in your state, you can check out the election office website.

Here you can find out your nearest polling station's opening hours. Typically, polls open around 6am and close around 9pm.

When heading out to vote, remember you are required by most states to bring some form of identification with you, in many cases a photo ID.

You can find out precisely what form of ID you'll need on the National Conference of State Legislatures website.

At a national level, today's vote will give a strong indication of public approval towards the Donald Trump administration's policy agenda at the halfway point of the president's first term.

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Locally, there are any number of fascinating contests taking place, from Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke battling it out for the Texas Senate to Stacey Abrams bid to become the first African American woman to govern Georgia.

The election results will also determine whether or not the House of Representatives and Senate will remain under the control of Republicans or swing back towards a Democratic majority.

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