Idaho Secretary of State candidate Holli Woodings announced Tuesday that the Woodings for Idaho team has launched a smartphone app designed to make information about the upcoming November 4 election more accessible.
IdaVotes!, a free app available in the iPhone App Store and Google Play Store, is the essential tool for this year’s election.
IdaVotes! provides links to the websites, Facebook pages and background information of federal, state and legislative candidates in the user’s home legislative district. It also has maps to polling locations and links to county election websites.
Woodings says she hopes the app encourages greater voter participation in the upcoming election.
“Our communities are stronger when people participate in the civic process,” Woodings said. “This app is designed to give voters convenient information to help make informed decisions in the voting booth.”
IdaVotes! also allows users to store lists of favorite candidates for future reference. No personal information or data is collected.
“This is just one example of how we can use technology to encourage voter participation,” Woodings said. “Too often politicians are tempted to use technology to restrict our access to the polls. I’m working to make sure we’re using it to increase the availability of information.”
The IdaVotes app has received a five star rating on iOS Reviews.