Millions of Americans are closely following and participating in one of the most important elections of our lifetime. No matter how our country votes, the tech industry is working to keep people informed, prevent the spread of misinformation, protect the technologies that secure our election process, and encourage Americans to exercise their right to vote in the run-up to Election Day. See below for more information about how tech is working to secure the election and increase participation.

Tech Works To Secure The Election & Increase Participation

Preparing for Election Day (Facebook)

Getting the final election results this year may take longer than previous elections due to the pandemic and more people voting by mail. Facebook is preparing a range of policies and products to keep people informed and prevent the spread of misinformation.

Following the 2020 U.S. Election with Google (Google)

With less than one week to go until Election Day in the U.S., Google is here to help you to navigate the voting process and follow results after the polls close.

New Action to Combat Ransomware Ahead of U.S. Elections (Microsoft)

As the United States government and independent experts have warned, ransomware is one of the largest threats to the upcoming elections.

Lyft, Social Change Fund, and HBCU Heroes Partner to Get Students to Polls on Election Day (Lyft)

The Social Change Fund partnered with Lyft and HBCU Heroes to provide historically Black college and university (HBCU) students discounted rides to polling sites on Election Day.

Our Approach to Election Day on YouTube (YouTube by Google)

Providing viewers with accurate information is critical in moments like this, which is why YouTube works to raise up authoritative election-related information and reduce the spread of harmful election-related misinformation.

goPuff’s Raise Your Vote Campaign Delivers Online Voter Registration to Customers Across The Country (goPuff)

goPuff launched the Raise Your Vote Campaign, delivering an online registration tool that makes it easy for residents across the country to register to vote and apply for absentee ballots.

Verizon Media CEO on How the Company is Engaging Users in the Presidential Election (Verizon Media)

How to Request Time Off to Vote (NASDAQ)

What’s New in Tech

Amazon Literary Partnership accepting grant applications for 2021 (Amazon)

Since they opened their doors, Amazon has helped writers tell their stories and find readers, and since 2009, Amazon Literary Partnership has contributed to that mission by supporting hundreds of literary nonprofits. Over the years, Amazon Literary Partnership has provided more than $13 million in grant funding with the aim of empowering writers, helping them create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive. Read more here.

What We’re Saying

· Three New Members Join TechNet. Read the press release here.

Before You Start Your Weekend

Get prepared for the US 2020 election with the largest voting information campaign in U.S. history. For one-tap information about voting from election experts and authorities, visit the Voting Information Center. (Facebook)