Vote Victoria iPhone app launchedDOWNLOAD
19 November 2011 – With the release of the first Australian State election iPhone application, people casting their votes in Victoria will be able to locate their most convenient voting centres using just their iPhone.
The Vote Victoria application, developed by Information Victoria in collaboration with Deloitte Australia and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), uses the iPhone’s Global Positioning System (GPS) to help users find early voting centres and voting centres on Election Day (27 November).
“This new iPhone application is an Australian first and Victorian voters will be the first to use a locally developed application to help find their way to cast their vote,” said Steve Tully, Victorian Electoral Commissioner.
“With early voting centres open already, Victorians who are unavailable to vote on 27 November 2010 can download this new iPhone application to help find their closest early voting centres.
“The application also makes life easier on election day, by finding the ten closest voting centres to the phone’s location, displaying opening hours and linking to Google maps for directions,” said Mr Tully.
Created especially for the 2010 Victorian state election, Vote Victoria is an easy to use application that combines VEC information with GPS data to help users find their closest voting centres.
“The Vote Victoria app has also been designed to help people keep up to date with the results as they happen on election night, wherever they are,” said continued Mr Tully.
“After 6pm on 27 November, Vote Victoria will show real-time first preference counts by party, at state-wide and district level straight from the VEC — providing voters with a simple way to keep track of how the count is progressing.
“People wanting additional information can check in with the VEC’s virtual tallyroom which can be accessed via the application,” he said.
Frank Farrall, online practice leader from Deloitte Australia said that the easy to use application is now available to an estimated one million iPhone users of voting age in Victoria.
“This has been a really innovative and leading edge project to be involved in, but as with any new application we really need as many iPhone users as possible to download it to make it a real success story and the envy of the other states and territories,” said Mr Farrall.
Vote Victoria iPhone application is available now as a free download from Apple’s App Store.
For more information about voting in the Victorian State elections visit: www.131VEC.com.au.