Election information panels

The election-related features are only available in select countries/regions during election cycles. At any time, certain features may not be available. 

Information panels may show when you search for or watch videos related to election candidates, parties, or voting. Information panels will also feature results for specific elections sourced from non-partisan, third-party sources.

Candidate information panels

During an election cycle, candidate information panels may show at the top of your search results when you search for the names of eligible candidates. These panels highlight info on the candidates, such as their political party and what office they’re running for. For some elections, information panels may also surface when you search for eligible political parties.

Info about candidates and parties is sourced from vetted, non-partisan, third-party sources. There’s also a link to learn more about a candidate or a political party through Google Search.

Below the  information panel, you may also notice:

  • A link to the official channel of the relevant candidate or party, or 
  • An official watch card instead.

Voting information panels

During an election cycle, voting information panels may show at the top of your search results when you search for info on how to vote. These panels will direct you to voting information in Google Search to help you learn more about specific  voting info. Voting info is sourced from  vetted, non-partisan, third-party sources.

Election results information panels

Election results information panels may show at the top of your search results when you search for videos related to select national elections. These panels may also show under videos that discuss select national elections. The information panels may link out to non-partisan, third-party sources.

FAQs

Candidate information panels

Where does the info for candidate information panels come from?

The info is sourced from non-partisan, third-party data partners. Data partners may vary by country/region and election.

Which candidates get information panels?

Candidates with info sourced by a non-partisan third-party partner are eligible for an information panel. For some elections, political parties that have at least one eligible candidate are also eligible to receive an information panel, as sourced by a non-partisan, third-party partner.

When I search for a candidate, there isn't an information panel. Why?

You might need to change your search terms. Enter the exact full name of a candidate for information panels and pinned channels to surface in your search results. 

Keep in mind:

  • YouTube doesn’t directly decide which candidates or parties to show a panel for. Instead we rely on vetted third-party sources for candidate and party info.
  • If a candidate does not have a YouTube channel, they will still be featured in an information panel. 
  • If a candidate’s or party’s channel has been removed due to a YouTube policy violation, their channel may not show in search results.
  • Candidate information panels are only available on the YouTube mobile app (Android and iOS) or on your computer. 

Voting information panels

Where does the info for voting information panels come from?

Voting information panels on YouTube link to Google’s “How to Vote” features. The info on Google Search is sourced from non-partisan, third-party data partners. These data partners may vary by country/region and the election.

When I search for voting info, there isn't an information panel. Why?

You might need to change your search terms. Try searching for "How to vote."

Keep in mind, voting information panels are only available on:

  • The YouTube mobile app (Android and iOS)
  • Your computer

Election results information panels

Where does the info for election results information panels come from?

The info is sourced from independent third-party sources. Data partners may vary by country/region and election.

When I search or watch videos on election results, there isn't an information panel. Why?

Election results information panels will only show on searches or videos related to select national elections in relevant countries/regions. In search, you may need to make your search terms more specific for an information panel to surface. The panels will no longer surface in due course after the elections have concluded and results have been certified.

Keep in mind, election results information panels are only available in some countries/regions and on:

  • The YouTube mobile app (Android and iOS)
  • Your computer

Feedback

We rely on independent, third-party sources for election information. If you notice incorrect or missing info related to any of the features described above, send us feedback:

  1. In the top-right corner of an information panel, select the Menu .
  2. Select Send Feedback. A window will open where you can write your feedback.
  3. Write your feedback. Include specific details, like which candidate or party is missing or has incorrect info.
  4. Choose whether you want to include a screenshot. You can highlight any info on the screen or remove any personal info that's showing. We strongly recommend you include a screenshot.
  5. Select Send.
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