VIP Offers Free iOS App

To connect more voters with the election information they need, the Voting Information Project  has released an open source app for iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. By providing official information, sourced directly from states, the app allows voters to find polling place, ballot, and candidate details from a mobile device. The app also supports multiple languages and includes text-to-speech functionality for voters with accessibility needs. Azavea developed the open source code and is currently building an Android version, which will be available before the November 2014 general election.

The Voting Information Project (VIP) is making the iOS app available as a white label—that is, provided to organizations with permission to brand it as their own—and at no cost to states, local governments, campaigns, and civic engagement organizations.

VIP will host webinars on the app:

  • Wednesday, June 25, 1 p.m. EST: General Overview of the VIP iOS App for State and Local Government: Features and Functionality. Register here.

  • Friday, June 27, 2 p.m. EST: Technical Overview of the VIP iOS App: Installing, Customizing, Branding, and Releasing the App. This webinar will be highly technical and is recommended for information technology staff. Register here.

  • Friday, July 25 at 3:00pm EST: Overview of the VIP iOS App: Features, Functionality, and Field Use. Register here.

  • Wednesday, August 13 at 3:00pm EST: Overview of the VIP iOS App: Features, Functionality, and Field Use. Register here.

Update:  We have cancelled the webinar on June 26th and added two additional webinars to the schedule.

This post was previously featured on Pew’s Election Data Dispatches. The Data Dispatches provide data, research, and analysis about election administration in the U.S.

Michelle Shim