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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Mobile Ideas

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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Brainstorming

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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Website Ideas

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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