If you’re registered vote and ready to cast your ballot on Tuesday, chances are you already know where to vote. But Google’s Gmail isn’t taking any chances, and has started showing some U.S. users an automatic banner message reminding them to vote when they log into their Gmail accounts.
The initial message is short and to the point: “It’s almost Election Day, know where to vote.”
That message is accompanied by a “no thanks” or “show me” option. If you click “show me,” you’re taken to another page that offers a search field that will show you your polling address based on where you registered to vote.
Based on a quick survey of social media, the feature is a welcome surprise to most Gmail users.
gmail just asked if I wanted it to show me where to vote! sorry gmail, I already voted. but I appreciate the sentiment!
lauren (@whataconundrum) November 6, 2016
I love that Gmail just reminded me to vote….and showed me where to vote.
Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) November 6, 2016
Gmail with a banner across the top offering to show the user where to vote? Nice play, America. Nice play.
Evan Macbeth (@Paradox13VA) November 6, 2016
Lynn Fendler (@Integrecon) November 6, 2016
This new campaign, with just around 48 hours before the election, is likely too late for those who haven’t already registered to vote. Nevertheless, it serves as a powerful reminder for anyone in the U.S. who might be thinking of passing on their right to vote on Tuesday.