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SACVOTE app improves access to election info

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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00 am

Sacramento County’s mobile application SACVOTE won the California State Association of Counties Challenge award. These awards are reviewed by a panel of judges each year and presented to counties that develop programs demonstrating creativity and leadership.

There were just 18 winners out of 220 entries statewide this year.

“This app is a great resource for our voters,” Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine said in a news release. “With the growth of smartphone use, the SACVOTE app gives voters more access to the election information they need.”

Sacramento County developed SACVOTE to take advantage of smartphone technology. Using a smartphone or tablet, voters can check their registration status, view turn-by-turn directions to their polling place, find nearby ballot drop-off locations and view their sample ballot booklet.

The app also gives voters information on their local representatives and important election dates. Specific information for any election will be available approximately 30 days prior to the election.

The association will present Sacramento County’s award during a Board of Supervisors meeting next month.

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