New Mobile App Navigates Voters to Polls in Fort Bend County, Texas, in Less Than 30 Seconds
VotCen - 'Your Voting Assistant' is a Simple Tool to Identify Voting Locations Nearby and Get Info About Candidates on the Voting Ballot
MISSOURI CITY, Texas, November 5, 2018 (Newswire.com) - In an effort to meet voter demand for a simple and easy voting experience, Point of IT launches Votcen, a free mobile application that will navigate Fort Bend County voters to their nearest voting poll location, provide candidate information, create a favorites list, set reminders and allow users to share their favorites with others in less than 30 seconds. The Fort Bend County Congressional District TX-22 race for U.S. representative is one of the closely watched races in the nation.
VotCen - “Your Voting Assistant” is a user-friendly productivity mobile app developed to provide convenience and increase voter turnout in Fort Bend County’s November 2018 midterm elections. The app is available for download on Apple and Android marketplaces for free.
HOW IT WORKS:
Step 1: Open Votcen app on any mobile device.
Step 2: Select the Voting Centers button. The closest polling locations are revealed based on the current location.
“When he [Eddie Sajjad] began building the app in August, his mission was to provide nonpartisan information about each candidate. People can find short biographical information about candidates, but there are also website links for learning more.
“Ray Ali, 38, who has a video production company and has helped make political ads for candidates, said that even though he’s politically active, it’s hard for him to remember all of the people running for office when he walks into a voting booth,” the Houston Chronicle reported.
“With the huge surge in voter registration throughout Fort Bend County and our entire state, it was important to provide a tool that is simple and convenient to support the GOTV (Get Out The Vote) movement,” said Eddie Sajjad, CEO, of PointofIT.com.
The mobile app also provides a directory of candidates on the ballot in Fort Bend County and other useful features including a shareable favorites folder and a reminder setting so no one forgets to vote.
In 2018, VotCen will only be available for Fort Bend County, which is the fastest-growing large county in the U.S. 2013-2016, with a current population of 764,828 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2018). Plans to expand to over 100 counties by 2020 are underway and anyone can request that their county be added next on the VotCen website.
VotCen is a new nonpartisan free tool designed to help the GOTV (Get Out The Vote) movement. The application is exclusively launching in Fort Bend County, Texas, and plans to expand to over 100 counties by 2020. Request counties to be added next on the VotCen website by XXX. Please visit www.votcen.com and our VotCen - “Your Voting Assistant" Facebook page for more information on the mobile application.
Nicque Montgomery, 713-398-1239