Polling stations to use app for the first time

Photo credit: Studio040/Alain Heeren

The polling stations in Eindhoven will work with the Polling Station App for the first time in the upcoming elections. This should help identify invalid passes and keep track of the numbers of voters.

Nothing will change in the voting booth, and voting will still be done with a red pencil. The app should especially help with the organisation of the voting process. Previously, all 122 polling stations in the city were called at least three times a day to get the interim attendance figures. That shall no longer be necessary. There is also a chat function built into the app, so the Municipality is in live contact with all polling desks.

The iPads equipped with the Polling Station App are extra secure. They are equipped with a special SIM card and can only connect to a secure environment.

The Electoral App was developed by the Municipality of Rotterdam. Eindhoven is one of the first ten municipalities in the Netherlands use it during the Provincial Council elections. Those elections are to be held on Wednesday, 20 March.

Source: www.studio040.nl

Translated by: Chaitali Sengupta

Edited by: Melinda Walraven

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