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34 Modern Voting Innovations

From American Idol to Other People's Dates

— March 10, 2009 — Pop Culture
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.
4.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Sexiest Geeks of 2007
Sexiest Geeks of 2007
Wired Lets You Vote
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29
User Generated Soundtracks
User Generated Soundtracks
Samsung F400 Ad Contest
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28
Voting From Space
Voting From Space
NASA Gets Political
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27
Treats to Bribe Voters II
Treats to Bribe Voters II
Free Cup of Starbucks Coffee
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26
Free Movies to Entice Young Voters
Free Movies to Entice Young Voters
"Slacker Uprising" by Michael Moore
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25
Interactive Home Building Show
Interactive Home Building Show
DIY Blog Cabin
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24
Crowdsourced Comedy
Crowdsourced Comedy
ChuckleDumper is a Hotbed of User-Submitted Humor
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23
Fashion for First Time Voters -
Fashion for First Time Voters -
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22
Voting Like the Stars
Voting Like the Stars
Will Angelina Jolie's Candidate Choice Sway Fans?
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21
Free Donuts to Entice Voters
Free Donuts to Entice Voters
Political Bribery at Krispy Kreme
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20
Vending Machine Votes
Vending Machine Votes
Guerrilla Obama Support
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19
Wearing Your Vote Stealthly
Wearing Your Vote Stealthly
Interactive Voting Through Apparel
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18
Energetic Brand Interaction
Energetic Brand Interaction
Red Bull Tall Story Contest
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17
Social Web
Social Web
Younanimous: Meta-Search Engine With Interactivity
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16
Crowdsourcing Love Partners
Crowdsourcing Love Partners
YumBunny Lets Others Vote Who You'd Look Hot With
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15
Changes to Iconic Pageants
Changes to Iconic Pageants
Reality Show-Inspired Contest Crowns Katie Stam As New Miss America
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14
Fashion Internships by Video
Fashion Internships by Video
Flare Lets You Vote for Fav
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13
Reverse Psychology Election PSAs
Reverse Psychology Election PSAs
A-Listers Say "Don't Vote"
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12
Homeless Voting
Homeless Voting
Registering Park Benches as Addresses in Ohio
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11
Amateur Competition Controversies
Amateur Competition Controversies
American Idol's Joanna Pacitti Slammed as ‘Semi-Pro'
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10
Voting Booths of the Future
Voting Booths of the Future
How Do You Want to Vote for Obama or McCain?
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9
Teen Icons To Entice Voters
Teen Icons To Entice Voters
Jessica Alba for Declare Yourself
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8
Fashionable Votevertising
Fashionable Votevertising
Major Models Barack The Vote
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7
Non-Voters as Muzzled Murderers
Non-Voters as Muzzled Murderers
Celebrities Encouraging Youth Vote
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6
Votevertising
Votevertising
Red, White & Drew Barrymore in Harper's Bazaar
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5
Voting with Gum
Voting with Gum
“Who Sucks The Most” Guerrilla Street Elections
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4
Crowdsourced Wanderlust
Crowdsourced Wanderlust
Landscapes 2.0
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3
Voting for Iconic Red Carpet Fashion
Voting for Iconic Red Carpet Fashion
1994 Versace Dress is All-Time Best
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2
Viscious Look-A-Like Voting
Viscious Look-A-Like Voting
TotallyLooksLike
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1
Crowdsourced Furniture Designs
Crowdsourced Furniture Designs
Champagne Cork Competition Yields Miniature Seating
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