The visualization comes from Foursquare -- the company that pioneered internet check-ins -- and people can use the company’s other app, Swarm, to earn a virtual “I Voted” sticker which they can ostensibly broadcast on social media. Foursquare partnered with Voting Information Project and Mapbox to build the map, which is just part of the company's many efforts to galvanize electoral enthusiasm through the New York City tech community's #TechTurnsOut initiative.
As the company's Editor-at-Large, Sarah Spagnolo says in an email to Thrillist: "As a location intelligence company and a leader in the NYC tech scene, we at Foursquare are doing our part to help make fulfilling this civic responsibility easier by leveraging our data to help voters find their appointed polling stations in a fun and interactive way."
The data isn't quite complete though, as the states of Pennsylvania, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine aren't yet included. Foursquare is partnering with the Voting Information Project to update the map in real-time however, so no one is excluded from the most American of traditions -- democracy and beer.