Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Chesco adds voting data into mobile app

WEST CHESTER Chester County has added voter information to its free mobile app, ChescoCONNECT, ahead of Tuesday's primaries.

Using the app, voters can easily find sample ballots, their polling places and, on Tuesday night, election results. Clicking the "2014 Election" button in the app also directs residents to the Voter Services homepage for more information.

"If people are following the elections and are out and about and not near a computer, it's just an easy way to keep tabs on the results," county spokeswoman Rebecca Brain said.

The county launched its app in March. It includes information about social services, health clinics, restaurant inspections, job openings, and emergency alerts.

The "2014 Election" button will disappear after the primaries and reappear in late October for the general election. The county said it would continue to add season-specific information throughout the year.

The app, available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, cost the county $5,000 and was developed by CivicPlus, which also designed the county's website.

- Michaelle Bond

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