MyBallot Voting app: help make it better

MyBallotI’m a long time volunteer for E-Democracy. One of the early (web) apps developed by another E-Democracy volunteer is MyBallot. Visit it, type in your geographic information and it will tell you who is going to be on your election ballot this election.

BUT there is one big caveat … MyBallot is only the app and it’s free but it’s up to everyone to keep it up to date. I see that the information is right for my zip code. Is it right for yours? if it’s not please send a note to feedback@myballot.info.

I mention MyBallot because I think it’s a helpful tool, because its Minnesotan but also because it’s a great example of how technology promotes crowdsourcing of civic tools. It’s up to all of us to make sure it’s accurate for all of us. But if we all pitch in we all have a very helpful tool that can save many of us from reinvesting the wheel.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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