Texas-based election integrity organization True the Vote has released a smartphone app that allows users to report voter fraud and irregularities.
VoteStand, available for both iPhone and Android users, is advertised to be the “first online election fraud reporting app” available to voters across the country “to quickly report suspected election illegalities as they happen,” according to True the Vote. The free app operates much like a social network where users can send updates about polling place issues, voter intimidation attempts and others to identify problem areas. VoteStand incidents can take the form of text or photo reports, geotagged to the user’s location.
“VoteStand can be used to capture your voting experience,” True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
True the Vote told Breitbart Texas that it hopes to spread the word about election problems now and leverage the crowdsourced information to help promote various policy reforms in the months ahead when state legislatures are again open for business.
“VoteStand helps build evidence for a broken process,” Engelbrecht said. “The app helps you get the word out in real time.”
As of now, several complaints have already been published inside the app from California, Florida and others. True the Vote encourages users to report voting machine malfunctions like seen in Amarillo and Chambers County, Texas so the watchdog can quickly alert appropriate election officials.
The app is available for download now for iPhone and Android users.