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City of Richmond launches election app

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 02, 2014 9:47 am

A new mobile application has been released by the City of Richmond to further engage residents in the voting process, prior to the 2014 general local and school election on November 15.

The Richmond Election app was designed as a way to help voters access relevant election information on-the-go with their mobile devices and can be downloaded for free on iPhones and Android smart phones. It provides essential information, including—who can vote, where to vote, voting day information, candidate profiles, election results, important dates and much more.

Kim Decker, with the City, says it makes voting easier because you can check if you’re a registered voter and find out where your designated voting place is by simply typing in your name and address. Candidate profiles will be available after the nomination deadline, which is October 10.

“Our digital strategy (apps, Twitter, Facebook) is to provide information in many ways through many tools to reach out to the largest voter population possible—giving them accurate, timely, relevant information needed to vote,” said Decker. “Once downloaded, the app provides a fast, direct and convenient way to get more information about the election that is designed specifically for mobile devices.”

The app was created by the City and a Richmond-based company called Opacity Design Group.

To find out more information about the app, visit the website.

 

Written by Meagan Grace Gill. Connect with her on Twitter at @MeaganGraceGill

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