Filipinos can now get election-related news and information such as precinct locations and voter registration status anytime and anywhere using their Android phones as ABS-CBN launches the new COMELEC Halalan 2013 application, now available for download via the Play Store.
A first of its kind in the country, the COMELEC Halalan 2013 application was developed by ABS-CBN in partnership with the Commission on Elections (Comelec). It allows voters to check the status of his/her registration and eligibility to vote via the “Registration Verification”.
Citizens can also find their precinct or polling place in the application.
Meanwhile, first time voters will be guided thoroughly as the application also provides pertinent details and information regarding the elections, such as what to bring during registration in its “Halalan 101” feature.
Other than providing practical voter guide and information, the COMELEC Halalan 2013 app also offers election-related news from abs-cbnNEWS.com and updates from www.mycomelec.tv.
Citizen journalists may also submit citizen journalism reports with photos or videos via the Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo (BMPM) feature of the app.
ABS-CBN continues to improve the application’s features and will soon release updates to include additional functionalities such as a list of candidates for national and local positions including party-list organizations, and “Election Results,” which will provide the progress of vote tabulation from sources authorized by COMELEC.
To download, open Play Store on your Android devices and search for COMELEC created by ABS-CBN Interactive. Click ‘install’ and enjoy the services of this breakthrough application.The IOS version of the application will be launched soon.