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Heckuva Job, Google

Fast Company:

After a Fast Company editor got a wrong address from Google’s polling place locator this morning, we wondered whether others got similarly bad info on mid-term election day from Google’s tool. According to Aristotle, a private company that provides political technology and data for campaigns, the Google polling place finder may have had locations wrong for as many as 727,000 households in the 12 states they sampled.

In other words, as many as a million or more people who Googled where to vote this morning may have been sent to the wrong place. In states such as New York, voting at the wrong polling place is prohibited.

“For people in this business, there are few things you lose sleep over more than sending people to the wrong polling place on election day,” John Phillips, CEO of Aristotle, tells Fast Company.

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