The IFE is launching a mobile application to track the post-election quick count

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Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:44

Preliminary Results Program (PREP) is a mechanism employed by the Federal Electoral Institute of Mexico in order to make a quick count after the votes. It was implemented at the federal level in the 2000 election, and has been used in subsequent elections (2003, 2006, 2009). 2012, has paid special attention to ensure the transparency of this year, with events including the signing of an agreement to work jointly with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

IFE lanza aplicación móvil para conocer resultados del PREP

For the 2012 elections, the IFE has released Election 2012 , a mobile application that will allow Mexicans view the results of the PREP at the end of election day. The application is available for IOS and BlackBerry (strange that there is a version for Android), and have no cost. Through this program, you can watch the progress of the quick count for the presidential election and the deputies and senators. The PREP count will begin at 20:00 am on July 1, two hours after the close of polling.

I downloaded the application and the interface is very simple (a bit ugly, but the important thing is to act when necessary). It has very few options, for example, if your body is no choice of governor, does not display the result, but includes a tab that takes you to the site of the IFE. Once on the page of the Institute, will be available in greater detail the results. It is said that the application will be PREP figures contrast with an image of the record of each box, but that function is not yet available.

Note that the numbers are not valid PREP office, it is a quick check gives a sketch of how cells count progresses. In 2006, for example, at times he Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the lead, but ultimately the trend is reversed with a pyrrhic margin in favor of Felipe Calderon. In this respect, the PREP results serve to give an idea of ​​how open or closed may be the choice as the official numbers will be announced until two or three days after the vote.