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Unless you have been walking around with your head in the sand you realize things are already starting to heat up for the 2016 election. Right now we are at the second step of the Presidential election process, the candidates are campaigning against other candidates in their own party to win the primary election.
Whether it's your first time voting, or your just wanting to make an informed decision as to where you cast your vote, there are apps to help you. I would love to share a few with you.
The first step in knowing where to vote is knowing which candidate holds the same values as you do. I found an app that can be very helpful for this process.
Voter is an app that will remind you of a dating site. Only your searching for the perfect candidate instead of the love of your life. With this app you are given access to the candidate's positions on various subjects, as well as speeches, voting records and financial contributions. Don't worry you don't have to read everything. Want to find your perfect match? Just swipe your finger left or right to show you agree or disagree with today's top political issues and at the end it will show you the candidate that best stands for what is most important to you. Sadly, as of right now it is only available for apple devices, but an android app is in the works. This app is free.
Ok you have found your candidate, this is where the US Politics News app can come in handy. With this app you can set preferences to tag the subjects that introduce. With this you can set it to send you info on your favorite candidate, what is happening with the party you belong to and whatever else will keep you up to date. This app is free with ads or you can pay a bit and choose the ad free version.
Another great way to follow you candidate is by downloading an app specific to them. Groupe Inc. has done a great job of making apps for each of the bigger Candidates. Again these are only for Apple products though. If you need one for your Android device just go to Google play and search the name. There are many to chose from. These are both free and paid for apps. depending on what fits your needs.
Not that you have to doubt what the candidates say ;) but, Politifact Mobile is will show you the overall truthfulness of the candidates in an easy to read scale. The cost of this app is $1.99
"Put the Truth-O-Meter in your pocket! PolitiFact Mobile brings Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking to your smart phone or tablet.