Friday 14 November 2014
For immediate release

Victorian voters to get a truly ‘appy election

Voters at this month’s Victorian State election will have the affairs of the day in the palm of their hand, thanks to the sophisticated elections app Vote Victoria.

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) recently contracted Mnet, the award-winning mobile solutions business, to design and build the most immersive, interactive and engaging app ever launched for electoral purposes.

Vote Victoria will be a comprehensive guide to the State election, be a content-rich destination for smartphone users in the build up to November 29, and deliver results as they happen on election night.

Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately said: ‘Vote Victoria really serves as a gateway to the electoral process as a whole.’

Mobile phone running new VEC application Vote Victoria

Available for both iPhones and Android devices, Vote Victoria will provide Victorian voters with a personalised service, with voting reminders and links to their candidates’ information. It will also have inbuilt GPS location features to make finding their district voting centres easier on the day.

Most exciting of all will be the app’s results mode, which will monitor the counting of the votes live from 6.00 pm on election night.

These results will be presented in clear charts that have been designed specifically to be easy to read on mobile screens. Users will be able to follow individual districts or see a running total for the State, and as the count progresses.

Travis Johnson, CEO of Mnet, said: ‘The team reached a good balance between the information objectives required and our knowledge of the experiences users enjoy in mobile information flow.

‘The result is a powerful, personalised App that directs you to what you most need to know at a glance while also providing deeper links for further exploration.’

Vote Victoria is now available free in the iTunes and Google Play stores.

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Media enquiries:

Thomas Harper
Senior Communication Officer
Communication, Education & Research Branch
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1189

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Mobile phone running new VEC application Vote Victoria Mobile phone running new VEC application Vote Victoria Mobile phone running new VEC application Vote Victoria
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