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VIP in the 2022 Midterms: Fighting misinformation with official election data

March 28, 2023
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This piece was originally published on the Voting Information Project's (VIP) blog on March 27, 2023.

We know election administrators are constantly combating the spread of mis-, dis-, and malinformation online. Election offices across the country are engaged in dedicated communications campaigns, detailed FAQ web pages, social media mythbusting, and more.

Democracy Works is proud to be part of that effort, too.

By participating in the Voting Information Project (VIP) for the 2022 Midterms, state and county election offices helped flood the internet with official, trusted election information.

Leading up to the November election, voters saw VIP data when they:

SEARCHED ON GOOGLE

Google search of "where to vote" for 2022 Midterm Elections

CLICKED ON TWITTER’S HOME PAGE

Twitter home page linking to VIP tool

OR LOOKED AT DOZENS OF OTHER WEBSITES AND ONLINE RESOURCES

— some of which featured our embeddable Voting Information Tool or linked to our Get To The Polls webpage.

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Helping millions of voters

Google has reported that their Search features on how and where to vote for the 2022 Midterms, which included VIP’s early vote, ballot drop-off and election day voting location data, were seen over 140 million times. By connecting trusted information from election offices with major online platforms, VIP helps millions of voters find information they need to cast their ballot.

Continuing the work in 2023 and beyond

VIP publishes official election data in the Civic Information API every year – including this one! To learn more about what elections we’ll be covering this year and how you can take advantage of our free voting location lookup tools, visit votinginfoproject.org.