From reality shows like American Idol to the push to participate in last year’s US presidential elections, voting has become such a huge part of our culture.
Trend Hunter has tracked a lot of innovations in voting, from covering celebrity-backed PSAs and music videos encouraging young adults to vote for the US election to the social pressure to participate in voting for shows like American Idol to voting online for who other people should be dating.
Cycle through this cluster for some of the highlights in voting innovations over the last couple of years.
From American Idol to Other People's Dates
Sexiest Geeks of 2007
Wired Lets You Vote
User Generated Soundtracks
Samsung F400 Ad Contest
Voting From Space
NASA Gets Political
Treats to Bribe Voters II
Free Cup of Starbucks Coffee
Free Movies to Entice Young Voters
"Slacker Uprising" by Michael Moore
ChuckleDumper is a Hotbed of User-Submitted Humor
Interactive Home Building Show
DIY Blog Cabin
Fashion for First Time Voters -
Vending Machine Votes
Guerrilla Obama Support
Voting Like the Stars
Will Angelina Jolie's Candidate Choice Sway Fans?
Free Donuts to Entice Voters
Political Bribery at Krispy Kreme
Wearing Your Vote Stealthly
Interactive Voting Through Apparel
Energetic Brand Interaction
Red Bull Tall Story Contest
Younanimous: Meta-Search Engine With Interactivity
Crowdsourcing Love Partners
YumBunny Lets Others Vote Who You'd Look Hot With
Changes to Iconic Pageants
Reality Show-Inspired Contest Crowns Katie Stam As New Miss America
Reverse Psychology Election PSAs
A-Listers Say "Don't Vote"
Fashion Internships by Video
Flare Lets You Vote for Fav
Registering Park Benches as Addresses in Ohio
Amateur Competition Controversies
American Idol's Joanna Pacitti Slammed as ‘Semi-Pro'
Voting Booths of the Future
How Do You Want to Vote for Obama or McCain?
Teen Icons To Entice Voters
Jessica Alba for Declare Yourself
Major Models Barack The Vote
Non-Voters as Muzzled Murderers
Celebrities Encouraging Youth Vote
Red, White & Drew Barrymore in Harper's Bazaar
Voting with Gum
“Who Sucks The Most” Guerrilla Street Elections
Voting for Iconic Red Carpet Fashion
1994 Versace Dress is All-Time Best
Viscious Look-A-Like Voting
Crowdsourced Furniture Designs
Champagne Cork Competition Yields Miniature Seating