August 12, 2013 – The City of Calgary launched the 2013 Election Day mobile app, YYC Vote, supported on android, blackberry and iphone platforms. The app is free to download and available on iTunes, Google Play stores, and coming soon to Blackberry 10.
The 2013 Election app is more robust than the previous 2010 version. It features a dynamic countdown clock to Election Day, October 21, and an integrated twitter function that allows you to tweet within the app from your twitter account with the #yycvote. The twitter function displays the latest tweets from users with #yycvote and allows you to connect with your community and keep up to date with everything YYC Vote related.
The app features a rolling menu for easy navigation. You can find out if you are an eligible elector, where and how you can vote on Election Day, or during the Advance Vote. Information is also available for first time voters, incapacitated electors, authorized voting identification, and how to request a Mail-in (Special) Ballot.
Returning Officer, Barb Clifford says, “YYC Vote keeps you connected to the 2013 local Election while you’re on the go. The app allows you to view the latest election news, videos, updates, tweets and enables you to share them on twitter within the app with the hashtag #yycvote.”
Election Day is Monday, October 21, 2013. For more information please visit Calgary.ca/election or download the mobile app to your device by visiting Calgary.ca/mobileapps.