Information about the development of mobile applications for voters together with the company “Yandex” premature, said the Deputy Chairman of the Central election Commission of Russia Nikolay Bulaev. His words leads TASS on Monday, March 20.
“Definitely approve of the development of a mobile application for election as a fait accompli before” — he said, commenting on the information of the newspaper “Izvestia” about the possibility of creating apps in search of polling stations.
However Bulaev confirmed that CEC members last week met with the staff of “Yandex”. However, in the course of this meeting, the parties spoke, in particular, about the possibility of participation of the Central election Commission in the program “Yandex.Handbook”, said the representative office.
“We are consulting with a number of technology companies are looking for options for the use of information technology in the electoral process that will allow the ordinary voter is faster and easier to find the necessary information”, — said Bulaev.
20 March, “Izvestiya” reported that the CEC and “Yandex” to discuss creating a mobile application, which will help Russians to find the right polling station. It was noted that the electoral Commission has collaborated with the company during the elections to the state Duma.
Last week, the CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova said that the Russian electoral system is in need of more modern technical equipment. She acknowledged that the Agency lacks fresh ideas.