South Bay Election Information On New Mobile App

You can now access election information from your mobile device.

By Jenn Elias
|  Monday, Oct 29, 2012  |  Updated 12:23 PM PDT
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Getting election information just got a lot easier. You can now access information about the Nov. 6 election from your phone through a free mobile app created by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voter's called SCCVOTE.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices, the app's features include voter information, a sample ballot, district look up and locating assigned polling place.

So far, SCCVOTE has received 711 downloads through the iPhone and iPad and 216 downloads on the Android according to Registrar of Voters' Barry Garner.

"In the Silicon Valley, we want to make sure people have the latest and greatest with mobile access to voter information," Garner told NBC Bay Area on Monday.

Viewers will also be able to see real-time  polling results on the app. Garner said his office already has approval from Android for this feature but is currently awaiting approval from Apple.

The app has options of viewing the content in five languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

Garner said the app showed minor glitches on its launch day of Oct. 2, but hasn't received any other glitch reports since.

According to the website, full features include:

    - Find your assigned polling place (with driving directions)
    - Read your Voter Guide, with information on measures and candidates
    - View a sample of your ballot
    - Check if you are registered to vote
    - Track your Vote by Mail ballot to make sure it counts
    - Look up your districts and elected officials
    - Contact the Registrar of Voters with questions about elections and voting
 

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