Victorian election gets an iPhone app

Xavier Verhoeven
19 November, 2010
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If you’re a Victorian wondering where you need to go on 27 November to cast your vote, rest easy: there’s an app for that. Vote Victoria was launched this week, and gives Victorians plenty of election information and voting locations, and will feature live election results. Though it probably can’t promise particularly lively results.

The app uses your GPS location to find the nearest voting centres, and plots them on a map to help you find your way. The ten nearest locations are shown, in order of distance, making it pretty easy to figure out where to lodge your vote. (If only the app also showed which centres had sausage sizzles on the day, it’d be a must-have!)

From 6pm on 27 November, you’ll be able to see the election unfold, with live counting shown using real-time Victorian Electoral Commission information. It will feature provisional first preference counts by party, statewide and at a district level, for when too much election information is barely enough.

It’s a basic app, but still features Retina display-optimised graphics and is quick and easy to use. It’s really only missing one major thing: an alarm reminding you to vote.

The app was developed by Information Victoria along with Deloitte Australia and the Victorian Electoral Commission, and is available for free on the App Store.


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  1. Grant Castner says:

    To find the location of sausages sizzles on victorian election day, check out You can add your own sausage sizzle or fundraising event on the same page.

    On your iphone and want to add a sausage sizzle to the map? Go to

  2. AMW staff says:

    That is fantastic! If only it was in app form though…


  3. Turtlemoht says:

    The app may not have an election reminder but you can get one free by registering for the SMS reminder service at

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