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Get an ‘I Voted’ Badge on Foursquare for Voting!

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Heading to the voting booths on November 2nd? Don’t forget to check in on Foursquare as part of the I Voted Project for your I Voted badge!

A variety of organizations partnered up for this project – including Foursquare, Rock the Vote, Pew Center, Google and the Voting Information Project. Data will be collected for 107,000 polling places and users that check in, and include #ivoted in their hashtag, get the I Voted virtual sticker. Voters can also check the official website (elections.foursquare.com) to view interactive real-time maps and get breakdown data such as demographics.

Eric Friedman, director of business development at Foursquare said in a statement, “We’re excited to work with such an amazing group of partners to harness the power of Foursquare to drive civic engagement through the ‘I Voted’ badge. With over 4 million users, Foursquare is now at the scale where checkins communicate a larger trend and we’re excited to make this data more accessible to the public.

Jordan Raynor, president of Direct Media Strategies and founder of the I Voted Act.ly Petition, said that the project had three purposes: “To encourage civic participation through the distribution of the “I Voted” foursquare badge; to increase transparency by visualizing how many voters are checking-in, and at which polling locations; and to develop a replicable and scalable system to use for the 2012 presidential elections and beyond.

Will you be claiming an I Voted badge? And how long do you think it will be until we can just vote from our phones?

Nikki Katz is the Managing Editor for the BlogWorld.com. She has been a freelance writer and blogger for over a decade, writing for About.com, iVillage and b5media. Feel free to follow her Twitter @nikki_blogworld and @katzni.


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