New iPhone app helps users keep tabs on politicians’ voting records

“You cast your ballot in November, but your job as a citizen isn’t finished,” Matt Marrone reports for The New York Daily News. “Now that 111th Congress is in session, it’s the responsibility of every American to keep tabs on their elected officials – and since this is the 21st Century, why not use your smartphone to do it?”

“A brand new application – called Visible Vote, made for iPhone, Blackberry and Facebook – allows users to track their representatives’ voting records, find out where they stand on the issues – and even send an e-mail to let them know exactly how they’re doing,” Marrone reports.

“After downloading Visible Vote, the app will ask you to enter your e-mail address, state and zip code (no GPS support in version 1.0, apparently). It will then retrieve your local Senators and Representatives and a list of issues they’ve voted on recently,” Marrone reports.

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