Tennessee unveils voting app

Published 9:46 am Monday, October 27, 2014

Need information on voting? There’s an app for that.
The office of Tennessee Secretary of State announced the launch of the GoVoteTN app. The new Tennessee voter smartphone app is available in the Apple Store and at Google Play.
“This is another Tennessee voter resource that answers common questions about voting from one’s phone,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “This resource will give voters more information about the who, what, when and where of elections. The free app allows you to view voter-specific information when searching by name or address.”
The free app allows Tennessee residents the opportunity to be more informed about elections and who their elected officials are.
“I am pleased we are able to offer the smartphone application to voters who continue to utilize technology more every day,” Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins said. “I expect voters will find the app easy to use and a great source of information.”
According to Hargett, the smartphone app is just one more way the state can better serve the state’s voters.
“Tennesseans make an effort every election season to go vote. We are trying to match that effort and give them easier access to information like polling location maps and hours, election commission contact information, and sample ballots in order to assist Tennessee voters,” Hargett said.
According to the Secretary of State’s website, highlights of the app include:
• Early voting and Election Day polling locations and hours of operation
• Candidate list for upcoming election
• Ability to mark sample ballots for upcoming election
• Navigation to early voting and Election Day polling locations
• County election commission information
• Access online election results through the application
Information in the application is provided by Tennessee county election commissions. To learn more about the GoVoteTN app or elections visit the state’s election website at www.GoVoteTN.com. If you need more specifics about elections or early voting you can look up contact information for county election commissions, visit http://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php.
In Carter County you can contact the Election Office at 542-1822 or by e-mail at elections@cartercountytn.gov.

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