Big Celebrities: Use Google to Find Voting Info

By: Chris Crum - October 31, 2008

Google has a site where you can find your local voting information through Google Maps by searching for your home address. In an effort to get as many people to take advantage of this as possible (and ultimately vote), a lot of  big stars have come together in a public service announcement video to encourage viewers to do so.

The cast includes: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Snoop Dogg, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Justin Timberlake, “Borat”, Zach Braff, Colin Farrell, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Shia LeBeouf, Tobey Maguire, Ryan Reynolds, and Jason Segal.

Voting Video

This is actually the second star-packed video (here’s the first)  to advertise the Google site, and YouTube is also running ads for the site at the bottom of videos while they play:

Google Ad

Google’s tool could really play a big part in getting people to vote, because year after year, many people just simply have not known where to go, and have probably been too lazy to find out, and instead of trying, just didn’t vote. It’s not hard to imagine many of these people sitting around watching YouTube videos, so it seems like a pretty good place for the PSA and ads. Even Halloween Google Doodle designer Wes Craven has a YouTube video telling people to vote.

By the way, Google has also released a mobile tool for volunteers to show people where to vote.

Chris Crum

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  • Guest

    I’d like inform you that Scarlett Johansson (actress)actually is a clone from original person,who has nothing with acting career.Clone was created illegally using stolen biomaterial.Original Scarlett Galabekian last name is nice, CHRISTIAN young lady.I’ll tell more,those clones(it’s not only 1)made in GERMANY-world leader manufacturer of humans clones,it’s in Ludwigshafen am Rhein,Rhineland-Palatinate,Mr.Helmut Kohl home town.You can’t even imaging the scale of the cloning activity.But warning,H.Kohl staff strictly controlling their clones spreading around the world,they’re NAZI type disciplined and mind controlled,be careful get close with clones you will be controlled too.Original family didn’t authorize any activity with stolen biomaterials,no matter what form it was created in,it’s all need to be back to original family control in Cedars-Sinai MedicalCenter in LA.Controlling clones is US military operation.Original Scarlett never was engaged,by the way

    • Guest

      Yea.  And George W. Bush is obviously a clone of Wally Cox.

  • CristianStan

    very interesting idea from Google. I wish I could get that kind of help when I vote because here is a mess on the elections day.

  • MindyTayo

    Wow, I didn’t realize so many celebs got involved in this stuff. Thanks for sharing!

  • Guest

    Any idea where I can buy an Angelina Jolie clone?

  • gutscheincodes

    a nice idea from google. Thanks for the info.

  • Adsen guru

    It is nice, Google method for voting count

  • Loanguy

    Wow! that is another amazing idea from Google. Thanks for the link.

  • Guest

    This wasn’t Google’s idea.  It was Leonardo DiCaprio who wrote and produced this spot.  He just happened to highlight Google’s service.