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Election-Day App Makers, More Tools Have Arrived

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, October 18 2012

Google's Civic Information API is now live in 15 states for Election Day polling locations, and early voting information for 13 states will be added tonight, according to an e-mail from Patrick Ruffini, president of Engage, to the Voter Information Project. The API allows developers to build applications to display information such as polling places, early voting locations, candidate data and election official information. Read More

Can New Apps and APIs Make Voting More Trendy?

BY Nick Judd | Friday, September 21 2012

Today is National Voter Registration Day, and people browsing the Internet can expect to find a slew of ad campaigns and marketing geared towards making the vote seem more enjoyable. Trendier, even. Like the iPhone 5, but without Apple Maps.

Behind the scenes of this registration effort, there's a growing group of technologists who are building sets of tools to bring registration, and more of the nuts and bolts of civic participation, to the web — actually putting together what developers would need to wrap the vote in an Apple-like customer experience.

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