Alabama RepFinder App Designed to Give Voters Greater Access to Legislators

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Do you know who your current Alabama House and Senate members are?  If not, there's now an app to help you identify your legislative representatives.

Senator Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) was part of the committee that helped redistrict the state of Alabama. That meant huge changes for Alabama voters.

“One day at lunch with some friends who work here locally, I jokingly said there ought to be an app for that,” says Holtzclaw.  “It could tell people who their legislative representatives are going to be in the coming election in 2014.  The idea was born on the back of a napkin and it went from there."

From brainstorming on a napkin to developing a first of its kind app.  Venturi, Inc., a Huntsville-based aerospace and technology company, designed Alabama RepFinder.

Venturi Inc. Department Manager Derek Johns believes the app can be valuable to voters for easy, quick access to information.

“There are more than one million smart phone users in the state of Alabama,” says Johns.  “All of these people can download Alabama RepFinder for free and learn information about their legislators, how to reach those people via email or telephone and learn more about the legislator’s position on different issues."

The Alabama RepFinder app also offers access to the Secretary of State's election center.

“The app gives users access to voter resources,” explains Johns.  “It links to and the app users can get information about voter registration, provisional ballots, absentee ballots, polling locations and other types of data."

The app can help you locate your legislative representative either using your address or your current location.  Mobile users can download the app by searching for "Alabama RepFinder" in Google Play or the Apple App Store. cIt's available for the iPhone or Android devices.

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