Saving Democracy… Now There's An App For That!
POLLING PLACE APP EMPOWERS AMERICANS TO BREAK FREE FROM VOTING BARRIERS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Election day on November 3rd is quickly approaching and Americans across all 50 states are already trying to plan out how they can vote, who will babysit their kids, and how much time they can afford to take off. Their hope is to vote quickly and easily without spending hours in line.
Up until now, there's been no way for Americans to collectively share their polling place intel. Without knowing the best and worst times to line up, voters in some states have had to line up for hours and hours to simply cast a vote.
Now with the new Glimpse Social app, voters can simply drop a virtual pin at their assigned polling places to learn when the longest lineups are to avoid long wait times and COVID exposure. Glimpse Social is a free Apple iPhone and Android app.
Glimpse works by offering voters a massively scalable app to share onsite intelligence through real-time video or photos and text within the app. American voters can place a pin on their assigned polling place location (or any polling place in the country that they want to view) then simply ask voters already onsite how busy it is, how many people are in line, are voters wearing PPE or any other relevant questions. Voters can also choose to simply 'follow' an already existing pin and be informed as soon as any questions from that location are answeed. Anyone that is not physically within 250 yards of the polling place will not be able to comment or upload video. See a video of how Glimpse works here
"This is a completely non-partisan app, we are empowering Americans to make voting plans with the knowledge that they can greatly minimize the time they have to spend in line," said Jonathan Baldock, Founder of Glimpse Social. "Up until now, some American voters would have to arrange babysitters, take time off work, and line up for hours. In this most important of elections, we're giving them back the power to vote and spend the least amount of time in line possible."
How many voting places can Glimpse Social cover?
Is Glimpse sharing this information with News Media?
How does this work?
To keep all postings fresh and as accurate as possible, video or text/image posts will only remain on the Glimpse app for one hour. They can also be shared by users over their own social media channels.
Can only see information from my own polling place?
A positive only app
How are you making money on this?
"We saw a way to make voting accessible, easy and safe for every American and want to make the 2020 election the highest voter turnout election in history," added Baldock. "Removing the worries of waiting time, COVID exposure and safety leaves no excuse for every American not to vote."
* According to the 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) report
SOURCE Glimpse Social