Speed Reads

2018 midterms

A lot of Americans are hoping Google will tell them how to vote

Election Day has Americans turning to our digital civics teacher, Google, with all sorts of questions on when, where, and how to vote.

The top trending search Tuesday morning was "dónde votar," the search engine reported, which is "where to vote" in Spanish. "Where to vote" in English also trended, though with a smaller spike.

Some of the trending questions don't focus on logistics. As of this writing, "who to vote for today," "what are we voting for today," and "what do midterm elections do?" are among the less, uh, encouraging Google trends.

Google also tracks which issues have interested voters most in the run-up to the midterms. Immigration and health care consistently hold the top two spots, with abortion, Social Security, and minimum wage jockeying for third.