County offers mobile app for election night results
El Paso County voters can get local election results at their fingertips on election night by using the county's new web application for mobile and handheld devices. Clerk and Recorder Wayne W. Williams and Support Services Director Imad Karaki demonstrated the new app for the Board of County Commissioners at the Oct. 25 meeting.
“This has been developed as part of our long term web portal strategy to make it easier for citizens to get the information they want from El Paso County. It's what the developers call an agnostic app which means it is designed to work on iPads, iPhones, Androids, Galaxy and all similar devices,” Karaki said.
Williams noted that users can customize their displays so the races they are following most closely appear at the top of the list each time they bring up the app.
“Let's say you are particularly interested in the PPRTA extension, you just scroll down to issue 5-A and tap the star at the right hand side of that race and now that question is the first thing you see on your screen,” Williams told the commissioners. “If you are also interested in a particular legislative race or judges you just tap the star at the right of each of those and now you are building your own customized list of races you want to watch on election night.”
The new El Paso County Election App is easily accessed at www.elpasococountyelection.com. A picture from a recent county news release will appear on the screen and the app can then be downloaded to your mobile device and downloaded by simply tapping the square box with the arrow which appears at the top of screen.
A square box in the upper left hand corner of the screen will activate a drop down menu. Tap the `election' button and you can begin to customize your display of races and issues to watch on election night.
The Clerk and Recorder's Office plans to release early and mail ballot results at about 7:05 p.m. election night. A second update will be provided at about 7:30 and continue throughout the evening. Users of the new app should tap on each race or issue they are following and then tap `refresh' at the bottom of the screen when the numbers appear to get the latest results.
The El Paso County Public Information Office has posted a `how-to' video on the county's You Tube videos channel. Just click or tap on “Election Day App.”