Ada County's mobile voting food truck named World Changing Ideas finalist By Meridian Press email@example.com HollyBeechMP Apr 20, 2017 (…) Submitted by Ada County Elections Office Ada County residents line up to vote early at the mobile voting truck’s first day. Submitted by Ada County Elections Office Ada County residents line up to vote early at the mobile voting truck's first day. Courtesy of Ada County Ada County's mobile voting trailer travels the county so voters have more places to vote before the Nov. 8 election. Ada County Election’s mobile voting food truck has gained national attention.Fast Company, a magazine that highlights stories of innovation, has named Ada County Elections as a finalist in the 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards. Story continues below video × Advertisement “We sifted through more than 1,000 truly impressive entries to find the ones our panel of judges thought were the best combination of creative problem solving and potential to change our world for the better,” according to Fast Company’s announcement. “We have crowned 12 winners — along with 192 finalists. ... Each of these projects represents the best social entrepreneurship, where innovation and impact are intersecting.”Ada County Elections debuted the mobile voting truck — or “food truck voting” — for the November 2016 election. The concessions trailer that was converted into a mobile voting unit, was used as a way to make early voting more available to more voters in more places. In November, more than 5,000 voters used the mobile voting trailer to cast their ballot, according to Ada County. Ada County Elections took the trailer to areas that haven’t had early voting locations in the past.“It’s not often that government is recognized for innovative ideas,” Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane stated in a press release. “We appreciate being among the businesses and nonprofits that make up the list of finalists. With our successful rollout last November, we hope other jurisdictions will take up the Food Truck Voting concept and we’ll see voting expand even wider.”Other innovations recognized by Fast Company this year were edible six-pack rings, a 3-D printer that can print living tissues and organs and a device that enables honey to flow right out of the bee hive. Find more at fastcompany.com. More from this section UPDATE: Meridian police apprehend student allegedly responsible for Heritage threat Last updated: April 27, 2017 Housing construction has 'gone crazy' in West Ada, boosting total market value Posted: April 27, 2017 Treasure Valley Kite Festival returns to Meridian Saturday Posted: April 26, 2017 Meridian leaders talk Costco, mental health and transportation Posted: April 26, 2017 Scentsy employees to get $10 each to spread cheer on International Pay It Forward Day Posted: April 26, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!