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electionlineWeekly — May 26, 2016

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 VI. Tech Thursday

Alabama: Secretary of State John Merrill has introduced the Vote for Alabama app that enables Alabamians to register to vote and find their registration information on their iPhones or Androids. The app also provides election and polling place information.

New Jersey: Union County has updated its popular mobile app Union County Votes. First created in 2014, the app now includes a button specifically for the the 2016 presidential contest. There is also an “Are you 17?” button on the app that provides information for 17-year-olds.

New Mexico: Bernalillo County is hoping to avoid some election day problems seen by other counties this primary season. The county sent every registered Democrat and Republican and a letter with a unique bar code. The county is hoping voters will bring those letters to the polling place with them for faster check-in on June 7.

Texas: Fort Bend County has debuted an enhanced search tool designed to make it easier for voters to find a vote center with short wait times. From the county’s website www.fortbendvotes.org, voters will be able to see a map of vote centers. A color-coded pin will represent each vote center and each color will represent a wait time.