For the upcoming elections, Mexico’s National Electoral Institute has signed a deal with Google to help Mexican voters. The new deal with the Internet search giant will see them provide extensive information about electoral candidates while also providing citizens with voting-related services. Google will provide online information such as the location of ballot boxes through Google Maps, candidate information, live streaming of presidential debates via YouTube and even instructions on how to vote.
The National Electoral Institute (INE) says the joint deal for the 2017-2018 Federal Electoral Process is to provide information to the public and collaborate in the process of building a free and informed vote for Mexicans.
INE says that having the online Google information will strengthen democracy by making the most relevant information about this year’s elections accessible by putting it in the hands of citizens through their mobile devices.