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More robust business searching

Make it easier to find business entities by adding search abilities by person and address.

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Comprehensive aging/caregiver service areas and eligibility info

The state, counties, and a growing number of nonprofit service providers are offering services to older adults and caregivers. Given the limitations of the health care system and social services, this kind of informal caregiving (i.e., family, friends or neighbors caring for older adults) is crucial. With the explosion of programs and services in this arena, so comes the confusion around geographic areas, income requirements, ...more »

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Waiting Time at the Polls

The Bi-Partisan Commission on Elections' report stated that no voter in America should have to wait more than 30 minutes at their polling place on Election Day. This app would provide public data on the length of lines/waiting times to alert election administrators and voters about any problems in the system that need attention and it would provide data for analysis after each election to improve planning for the future. ...more »

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Story Telling and Visualization Ideas

Names, precincts, and voting

If many people named "Marc" live in an area, what does this say about how the area tends to vote? What do name distributions look like for precincts? Which names are the most predictive about how a precinct votes? How can we visualize this information in an insightful and exciting way? I don’t have the answers but here are some ideas: - Use “words-used-by” bubble graphs to visualize data. For example, use the last ...more »

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Coordinated Transit Map / App

A site / location-aware app that provides info on all transit features (bus, train, Uber, Car2Go, NiceRideMN, etc) and schedules/availability in proximity to requestor.

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Mobile Voting App

Develop a web based and/or mobile app that allows residents the ability to vote in local, state, and national elections. This would allow residents from having to go into a polling location. I have a feeling that more people would utilize a service like this and voting participation would go up. It might also reduce the burden at polling locations. If done right it might also increase the accuracy of voting results ...more »

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MN Directory of Manufacturers and Services, Electronic

The SOS has data available to compile a spreadsheet or application of MN Manufacturers. "Nothing happens until something is sold". This data would be used by MN companies for marketing purposes. Such lists are commercially available from out of state, foreign corporations, but are expensive and incomplete, especially for small or start up companies. "No one answers the phone anymore" This list should include company ...more »

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Recent fraud list

I'm an attorney and often find myself answering client questions about whether some mailing or another that they receive is legit. It's normally not. I'd love to see the SOS have an easy place on the front page of the website where folks could submit info re: these. Sort of a crowd sourced/snopes type area.

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Economic data (API)

The State should make available statistics on the economy similar to the IRS Tax Statistics web page:

 

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Stats-2

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Power Mapping Local Food

How to achieve is not clear yet but it would be great to have a complete map of all sustainable, locally grown food for the state of Minnesota especially vegetables, fruits, nuts, dairy and meat.

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