Along with its candidate messaging platform, the app gives information on voting districts and manifestos.
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Developers of a mobile app for the elections launched last month are aiming to build a "direct link" between voters and candidates, its creator told The Daily Star, as finalized electoral lists ramp up their campaigns for the May 6 parliamentary race. Mario Hachem, co-founder and CEO of the Beirut-based tech firm TEDMOB, said the main problem he noticed leading up to elections was a lack of information on districts, candidates and platforms that average people could find online. The app's stated purpose is to close a knowledge gap by creating a "direct link" between voters and candidates running for election, Hachem said.Know Your Candidate, Hachem said, aims to target these first-time voters in particular, especially as a number of new, potentially confusing administrative rules surround the elections, with little public information available about them.
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