You do not have to live in America to know that today is an important day for U.S. citizens, as it is the day that they get to vote on the 2010 Midterm elections. We have seen in recent months how social media has played a huge part in politics, and today is no different.
Foursquare has made a new badge available, which they are calling “I Voted”. All you need to do to unlock this new badge is check in once you have voted at your poling station. So not only will you achieve a new badge, but you can make your voice heard by voting.
Foursquare is also in partnership with a number of other companies to offer details on how people are voting and turnout figures. This will be done on an average on how many people check-in. There will even be an embeddable version, allowing you to add it to your website. There are other ways to keep updated on what is going on, such as this iPhone app.
Foursquare explains that this is the first time that they have asked their users to do something serious, instead of doing things for fun. They have a point, what is the point of moaning about certain U.S. issues, when you do not vote? Visit Foursquare for more details.