DENVER, CO – Mobile app developer BlueLink, formerly known as Shadow Inc, has announced that the company is working on a mobile voting app called VoteLink expected to be the sole voting method for the November 3rd general election.
The company is best known for developing the IowaReporterApp, used with great success during the February Iowa caucuses, as well as the NevadaReporterApp, which was ultimately not used during the Nevada caucuses.
“Amid concerns that Coronavirus will impact November’s election, we’ve decided to give voters the tools needed to safely vote from the comfort of their own home using their smart phone,” said BlueLink CEO Irene Tollinger.
VoteLink will compile votes from over 100 million users in its server and upload the data directly to news outlets, providing realtime results as the election is underway. Sources say the app will negate the need for paper ballots and in-person voting, and will have an accuracy rate of up to 90%.
Development of the app is being funded through a $65,000 investment from a Joe Biden-aligned political action committee as well as an undisclosed investment from the Clinton Foundation. Former mayor Pete Buttigieg is overseeing the app’s implementation.
“When we lead with our values, we win,” said DNC chairman Tom Perez, adding “and by giving voters the tools to vote without worry through a secretive private tech company, we feel that our Democratic Party candidates will do very well this November. We expect record turn out.”
According to BlueLink, the app will be available for download on October 30th and will go live at 8:00am local time on November 3rd. Voters will have the opportunity to choose their preferred candidates in all national, state, and local races before the 8pm deadline. BlueLink will also provide a representative to manually record voting choices via a 1-800 number in the event the app stalls, freezes, or locks up during the voting process.
“We’re excited to be leading the way in new voting technologies,” said Tollinger. “Given our track record of creating valuable voting solutions, we’re confident that the 2020 election will go off without a hitch, much like the Iowa caucuses.”