From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Presenting PollWatch

A lady named Alexis writes:

Hey Ms. Heather,

I thought you’d be interested in this awesome new app being developed for election day and beta tested tomorrow in Lincoln Restler’s race. We need to get the word out, and I thought NY Shitty readers (myself among them) would be just the target audience to take advantage of this 21st century solution to the antiquated election process which can turn off voters. Common Cause/NY (my client), really wants to engage people to use the crowd sourcing tool and help us perfect the technology for a full launch on November. We’re beta testing in only two races: Lincoln’s and the 31st Senatorial District in Upper Manhattan.

Here’s the deal: ordinarily I eschew pitching products on this site. However (and as we have all borne witness), the race between Mr. Restler and Mr. Olechowski is anything but ordinary. So what does this product do, you ask? Well here are two of the most interesting:

  1. Report any/all problems irregularities at polling stations.
  2. Learn where you polling station is located.

Those who are interested (or simply curious) can learn more about this app does by checking out this City Room article. Otherwise you can download this application by clicking here. Regardless, get out and vote tomorrow north Brooklynites!


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