Our 3 Favorite Apps for Following the Election
Election Day 2012 is tomorrow and more than 90 million Americans are expected to be casting their ballots. Then the waiting game begins! Luckily, we no longer have to stay glued to a television for updates. Check out some of our favorite free mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows phone devices that can help you stay up to date on all things election-related.
• WP Politics: This iPad app from the Washington Post is ideal for both political junkies and the less obsessed alike and has two options available. Free users have access to an interactive polling map that illustrates the most recent general election polls in every state, the latest news of the day, and a “Campaign Files" archive that allows users to quickly sort and view the last 48 hours of content by candidate, issue, and content type. Premium users have everything that’s included for free users plus full access to campaign files (including content more than 48 hours old) and a premium “Insider’s Corner” that offers a broad and deep array of politically-oriented blog content. Price: Free or $2.99 per month for premium users
• Voter Hub: is an app available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. You can also view it as a Web app. Avoid long lines by checking the wait time at your polling place throughout the day on Tuesday for an off-peak voting opportunity. You can also stay up to date with the latest AP election news and look up detailed ballot information (for your state’s propositions). Price: Free
• Poll Tracker: this app is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It provides a list of the latest polls in the nation’s hottest races, a presidential election center with swing state averages, breakdowns of key voting blocs, candidate information on President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, along with historical charting of the race. Push notifications are also available to alert users to new polls instantly as PollTracker updates averages and analysis. Price: Free
Did we miss any of your must-have election apps? Let us know in the comments!