Thursday, October 01, 2015

Pledge to Vote

Google has released a map which allows Canadian voters to pledge to vote in the 2015 Canadian election. The Pledge to Vote map allows you to pin a marker to the map and explain which issue you care most about and why.

To add your pledge to the map you just need to choose an issue you care about, enter your postcode or address and leave an optional message. It's hard to see what purpose the map serves, beyond promoting Google Maps and presumably an imminent Google Canada Elections website.

However, after you have left your pledge, you can explore which issues other Canadians care most about by using the map filters. At the moment it looks like taxes, energy and public safety are the issues people care least about. I wonder if taxes will be such a minor issue in next year's U.S. election.

Hat-tip: Google Street View World

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