When it comes to registering and voting, having the right information can often mean the difference between casting a ballot and being left out of the process. Americans – particularly young people and communities of color – are much more accustomed to receiving information via their mobile phones. This election cycle, it’s vital for voters to be able to access key information right in the palm of their hand.
In order to meet the needs of the Digital Age, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, National Association of Latino Appointed and Elected Officials Education Fund, New Organizing Institute, Rock the Vote and Verified Voting Foundation have joined forces to deploy the Election Protection Smartphone Application to provide all information and resources, in English and Spanish (branded Ya Es Hora), that voters need to fully participate in the 2012 elections.
The Election Protection App will be available on all smartphones and provides all the information and resources voters need to register and cast a meaningful ballot in the palm of their hands. The App will allow voters to:
• Verify their registration;
• Register to vote;
• Look up their polling place;
• Review key voting rules and regulations for their state;
• See what type of machine they vote on; and
• Contact Election Protection via phone or email to report a problem or get answers to their questions.
Scan the QR code below with your smart phone to download the app: