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A push to the polls for UK voters

No matter where they are, Moovit users will be able to find the best route to their polling station on 8 June

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Moovit and the Democracy Club want to encourage all those eligible to use their vote
Moovit and the Democracy Club want to encourage all those eligible to use their vote

Public transport app Moovit has partnered with the Democracy Club and the Electoral Commission in a bid to make it easier for UK voters to locate their nearest polling station at the General Election.

 

To date, the Democracy Club has digitally mapped out more than half of polling stations in the UK.

 

In addition, Moovit is hoping to increase awareness of the General Election 2017, by reminding users to get out and vote via push notifications to its users in the UK.

 

With the Moovit app, when users need to go to their polling station they can check the location using the “Election 2017” link which will direct them to their local polling point or should that not be available to the Electoral Commission’s postcode search service where they can find details of their local authority which holds details of their polling station location.

 

From there, Moovit’s Directions tab, which typically gives users one-tap directions to their favourite locations, will let voters search for the most convenient route to their polling station whether it is by public transport, bikesharing or Uber.

 

"Moovit takes civic and environmental responsibility seriously and we encourage everyone of voting age to get out there and use it, through our partnership with Democracy Club and the Electoral Commission,” said Steve Swasey, global VP of communications, Moovit.

 

“By reminding citizens to vote and enabling them to quickly arrive at polling stations, Moovit is empowering users to participate in this year’s general election.”

 

“It’s 2017 -- people expect to be able to find this information online so we’ve worked with hundreds of local authorities to bring the data into one place -- and we’re delighted that Moovit can make such good use of it,” said Joe Mitchell at Democracy Club.

 

Democracy Club tests and iterates digital products and services to create world-leading digital infrastructure for a modern democratic experience. This includes the use of open data, user-centred design and technology to provide every citizen with information and participation opportunities that reach them where they are.

 

 

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