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New App reminds you with a Push to the Vote

It was a typical E-Government project, said Vice-Chancellor André Simonazzi on Monday at the presentation of the new App. This offers a direct access to the official information about the Federal and cantonal votes. In addition to the results, it also contains the explanatory statement.

The user can set up the results from the cantons according to their personal interests as favorites, and such as know how your community voted. You can also subscribe to Push notifications. This new information, Videos or the final results carefully. In addition, the user prior to a vote, remember that you should still vote.

are Constantly being released interim results

The same day from 12 noon interim results, and up to the final Present updated results on an ongoing basis. The cantons submit your results automatically to the Federal office for the statistics (BFS). The results will also be published as Open-Government-Data on www.opendata.swiss and are the media and the Public directly as machine readable data.

In the App, the results can be used to retrieve Federal and cantonal votes, up to the municipality level. For example, at a glance, in which Canton a template was adopted most clearly, or rejected. The results can be viewed in sequence or on an interactive map. To local templates, no information available, but future expansion would be possible.

the ballot box from 1981

The App provides continually results, but no projections. The Confederation and the cantons came to the conclusion that this is your task. However, can be retrieved with the App, the results of previous votes. In the Federal elections, the archive goes back to 1981, as Co-project leader Stefan Schneider said. The Canton of Zurich has collected votes from 1831.

The Federal Chancellery developed the App with the help of the Federal office for statistics (BFS), in close cooperation with the Canton of Zurich. This already has experience with the App in the "Züri wrong App", which is now replaced by "VoteInfo". The new App is available for iOS and Android and can be downloaded in the App Store and on Google Play for free.

The development at a cost of 150'000 Swiss francs. Added to this are operating costs of around 100'000 Swiss francs in the year. Realized the project had been in less than a year, said Simonazzi. The Canton of Zurich, wrote in a communication, the Benefit to voting, and Politics will increases with the new App.

(oli/sda)

Created: 14.01.2019, 21:47 PM

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