Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Update on FourSquare Polling Place Mapping Project

Here's something cool.  I posted last month about Jordan Raynor's efforts to encourage FourSquare to add an "I Voted" badge.

For this project to work in a practical sense requires adding all polling places to FourSquare's list of mapped locations, and also identifying them as polling places (not just churches, community centers, etc.)

Well, the first step in this project has been accomplished, right here in Central Florida.  Jordan posted last week that Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel had accepted his challenge and worked to make sure that all Seminole County polling locations were added to FourSquare.   

"Florida" and "elections" are too often in the news for crazy or embarrassing reasons, so it's nice to see us making election news for something that's high tech, maybe a little nerdy, but still pretty cool!

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