Watch America Vote on foursquare


I got the chance to work with some talented partners on a recent voting visualization which tracked voting check-ins on foursquare on a voting map. (its also embedded below)

When we first conceived this idea, it was setup to accomplish three major things

  1. Encourage civic participation through the distribution of the I Voted foursquare badge for all foursquare users who “shout” that they voted (variations count: vote, voting, voted) while at a designated polling location
  2. Increase transparency at polling locations by visualizing the time of day, checkin volume and gender of those checking in
  3. Develop a replicatable & scalable system to use for the 2012 Presidential Election based on learnings from the data that is produced for the 2010 Midterm Elections

For more info on what it was all about you can checkout the Elections Foursquare About info.

I think we accomplished all these things, and more.  We also created a foursquare I Voted badge for 2010 which was a huge success

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