If you had the option to not wait in line…well for almost anything, would you? While voting is simple, it is often inconvenient. Lines and wait times at polling places can make it hard to “swing by” the polls on the way to or from work. And inconvenience tends to have disproportionate impacts during elections. But can mobile technology help?
Julia McCandless, a contributor at govtech.com, shares with readers how a Voter Line Wait Application can help voters avoid the long lines:
Here’s how it works: Voters scan a QR code to launch the application, which then shows them if they are at a busy polling place, indicated by red, yellow or green. Voters can also view options for other polling places to compare wait times and are provided directions to get there.
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