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Finance Ministry launches Election Day apps
By SHARON UDASIN
22/01/2013
E-Government launches applications for tracking votes, locating polling stations and follow election results until tallies final.
 
The Finance Ministry’s E-Government online portal has developed a mobile monitoring system that will enable the public to track election results on Tuesday from the moment the polls close until tallies are final, the ministry announced on Monday.

Allowing Israelis to view vote counts in real time, the system will update numbers every 10 minutes and will allow viewers to examine voting data in general and in segments based on cities and parties, the ministry said. Voters can access the portal from all types of smart phones and tablet devices from the moment voting stations close on election day.

In addition to the poll tracking application, the office has also launched a second website that allows voters to quickly determine where exactly they are supposed to vote. After entering their ID number, voters can immediately receive their polling addresses, and mobile users will immediately be directed to the navigation applications on their devices – like Waze, Google Maps or built-in navigation systems, the ministry explained.

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“These mobile-enabled solutions join a government payment application that was launched not long ago, as part of an E-Government strategy to providing access to government information on mobile platforms at any place and time,” said Ofir Ben-Avi, director of the E-Government program.

For tracking votes, users can visit www.m.votes-19.gov.il on mobile phones, and www.votes-19.gov.il on their computers.

Locating polling stations is available at www.gov.il.
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