This Year, Civic Participation Gets You an 'I Voted' Foursquare Badge


Author: Adam Ostrow

10/27/2010 - As we saw in 2008, the U.S. elections are a great time for Web companies to showcase their wares. This year, Foursquare is getting in on the action, encouraging civic participation with the introduction of an "I Voted" badge, a digital version of the sticker often handed out at polling places around the country.

To pull this off—and create at least some sort of verification around voting—a number of organizations have partnered up, including Foursquare, Rock the Vote, the Pew Center on the States, Google and the Voting Information Project.

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