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Common Cause Teams With Techies To Help Voters

Rhinebeck Early Voting in Rhinebeck
Roger Rosenbaum
Roger Rosenbaum
Voters in Dutchess County came out on Sunday for early voting in Rhinebeck, New York.

The return of lever voting machines  in New York could create problems on Election Day, so Common Cause is stepping in to help voters.

The good-government group is helping to re-launch PollWatchUSA. That's a cross-platform mobile web application to help New Yorkers across the state report problems at the polls on Election Day.

PollWatchUSA is a crowd-sourcing tool that allows anyone with a smart phone to act as a poll monitor. The tool was originally launched in September 2012 in New York City and over one thousand voters took advantage of it.

In the event of an emergency, the application offers the option to connect voters to the Common Cause election protection hotline, where they can receive immediate assistance.

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