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Election Committee introduces 'results app'

Voters in 2013 elections will be able to see results via special smartphone application. Committee's website to feature dynamic results graph and maps

Telem Yahav
Published: 01.20.13, 09:43 / Israel Business

Israel may still use paper ballots for the voting process, but the Central Election Committee is not oblivious to the latest technological options available to it.


Ahead of Tuesday's vote, the Central Election Committee launched its new "real-time results app," which can be downloaded onto any smartphone off its website.


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The committee said that the results would be updated every 10 minutes.


For those who do not have a smartphone, the Election Committee promised a similar feature on its website, via dynamic graphs.


The app (Screenshot)


The committee has also team with Google in Israel, and will use its Google Maps service to present a geographic segmentation of the results, also in 10-minutes intervals.


Google.co.il will feature the map on a special tab added to its homepage on Election Day.


"It was important to us to present these technological advances," Omri Schneider, of the Central Election Committee, told Ynet Sunday.


"It will allow those who feel they have to be constantly updated do so every 10 minutes."


Telem Yahav is a Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth correspondent




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