Long lines at polling locations may become a thing of the past thanks to a group of University of Pennsylvania students.

The group, Hack4Impact,  partnered with TrustTheVote Project, a California-based non-profit, to come up with an app that crowd sources information to let voters know how long the lines polling locations are in real time, the Daily Pennsylvanian reported.

"One of the biggest problems I see with people not voting is that they think it will take a lot of time," said Krishna Bharathala, 20, a junior in computer science, and one of the Penn developers.

For this November's election cycle the app, BusyBooth, will be tested in Orange County, Calif., where TrustTheVote has stronger connections, said Bharathala, of Freemont, Calif. Eventually they hope the apps reach will be expanded, he said in a phone interview.

The app will use GPS technology. Users will record the time they arrive and when they finish voting, Bharathala explained.

"If enough people do it we will get an average waiting time for each station," he said.

Hack4Impact chooses about three projects each semester and pairs student software developers with non-profits to develop new business tools. In the past they worked with Reading Terminal Market to improve food distribution, said Yoni Nach, 21, a junior in engineering and spokesman for the group.

"I can definitely see the younger generation will be more willing to contribute information," said Bharathala. "It would be ideal if everyone contributed because that is how we get out best data."