Foursquare gets in on the 2012 Election

November 2, 2012 -

Foursquare has teamed up with Google, the Voting Information Project, the Pew Center on the States, Engage, and the New Organizing Institute to help voters make the most of the 2012 elections. By using its new app voters will be able to find locations and directions to their polling places, find out if their polling places have any voter ID requirements, learn about (local, state and federal) candidates and propositions that will be on the ballot (powered by Google’s Civic Information API), and have the ability to add yourself to the "I Voted" map at www.election.foursquare.com - which shows Americans voting in real time.

The "I Voted" map is in partnership with Rock the Vote, the Pew Trusts, Google, the Voting Information Project, Engage, Twitter Vote Report, and Jess3. You can also unlock the "I Voted" badge on Foursquare by checking-in at a polling station and absentee or early voters can get the badge by including "#iVoted" in any check-in in the US on November 6.

You can find out more about the app by visiting www.election.foursquare.com.


 
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