WDN’s Election Integrity Circle (EI) has successfully raised the $124,000 that was needed to fully fund a new smartphone app for election protection launching in late July.
The Election Protection app, a project of the Election Protection Coalition (EPC), is intended to make election information more accessible to young people and people of color, who are more accustomed to receiving information via their mobile phones. Access to accurate election information can mean the difference between participation and exclusion for voters. The smartphone app, which will be available in both English and Spanish, will allow voters to verify their registration, register to vote, look up their polling place, learn the voting rules for their state, report problems to the Election Protection Coalition, and receive notices of late-breaking news affecting voters – all from the palm of their hand.
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