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Ballot UI. Meg has some interesting thoughts about ballot design.

I spent 15 minutes trying to figure out the Missouri ballot yesterday when I voted, because it is the first time I’ve ever used a punch card ballot. But when you’re got voters who have been voting their whole life this way and suddenly you change the design of the ballot, I’m not surprised people voted hastily and then realized their mistake later.

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Actually, that looks like part of the Illinois ballot — specifically voting to keep or expel judges — except it would go like this. Hole 1: Yes for left-page judge. Hole 2: Yes for right-page judge. Hole 3: No for left-page judge. Hole 4: No for right-page judge. Repeat down column.

Jason | 8 Nov 2000