VI. Tech Thursday
Sacramento County, California: The California State Association of Counties recently recognized Sacramento County’s registrar of voter’s office for the development of the SacVote mobile app. The county’s IT staff had no app development experience so they took classes on their own time to learn the skills necessary to create SacVote which currently provides polling place information and sample ballots. The app is available for Apple and Android.
Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Secretary of State’s Office recently introduced RI VIC, a free mobile app that allows Rhode Island voter to use mobile devices to access voting information including polling place location, check their voter registration status and get directions to said polling places. The app is available for Apple and Android devices.
Wilson County, Tennessee: The county has launched a new mobile app that allows voters to check their registration status, locate their polling location, view the election commission’s website and keep up with the wait times at early voting sites. Jeff Westbrook, who is a student at Vol State and an intern with the election commission, built the app, which is available for Apple and Android products.