The Resource Better ballots, by Lawrence Norden, David Kimball, Whitney Quesenbery, and Margaret Chen

Better ballots, by Lawrence Norden, David Kimball, Whitney Quesenbery, and Margaret Chen

Label
Better ballots
Title
Better ballots
Statement of responsibility
by Lawrence Norden, David Kimball, Whitney Quesenbery, and Margaret Chen
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Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The notorious butterfly ballot that Palm Beach County, Florida election officials used in the 2000 election is probably the most infamous of all election design snafus. It was one of many political, legal, and election administration missteps that plunged a presidential election into turmoil and set off a series of events that led to, among other things, a vast overhaul of the country's election administration, including the greatest change in voting technology in United States history. As this report demonstrates, poor ballot design and instructions have caused the loss of tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of votes in nearly every election year
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Norden, Lawrence D
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK2214 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1966-
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  • Kimball, David C.
  • Quesenbery, Whitney
  • Chen, Margaret
  • Brennan Center for Justice
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  • Ballot
  • Voting
  • Elections
  • Election law
  • United States
  • Ballot
  • Election law
  • Elections
  • Politics and government
  • Voting
  • United States
Label
Better ballots, by Lawrence Norden, David Kimball, Whitney Quesenbery, and Margaret Chen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from title page screen (viewed on Aug. 27, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Using "Complete-the -Arrow" instead of "Fill-the-oval" response options
  • 5.
  • Leaving columns or rows for disqualified candidates
  • 6.
  • Inconsistency in format and style
  • 7.
  • Not using shading to help voters differentiate between voting tasks
  • 8.
  • Not using bold text to help voters differentiate between voting tasks
  • Ballot design checklist
  • 9.
  • Not writing short, simple instructions
  • 10.
  • Placing instructions far from related actions
  • 11.
  • Not informing voters how to correct paper ballots
  • 12.
  • Failing to effectively warn voters of undervotes in touch screen systems
  • 13.
  • Publishing sample ballots different from actual ballots
  • Ballot design problems
  • Laws that interfere with good design and usability
  • Policy recommendations
  • Directions for the future
  • Conclusions -- Appendix -- Endnotes
  • 1.
  • Splitting candidates for the same office onto different pages or colums
  • 2.
  • Placing different contests on the same touch screen
  • 3.
  • Placing response options on both sides of candidate names
Control code
244482833
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (86 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244482833
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Better ballots, by Lawrence Norden, David Kimball, Whitney Quesenbery, and Margaret Chen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from title page screen (viewed on Aug. 27, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Using "Complete-the -Arrow" instead of "Fill-the-oval" response options
  • 5.
  • Leaving columns or rows for disqualified candidates
  • 6.
  • Inconsistency in format and style
  • 7.
  • Not using shading to help voters differentiate between voting tasks
  • 8.
  • Not using bold text to help voters differentiate between voting tasks
  • Ballot design checklist
  • 9.
  • Not writing short, simple instructions
  • 10.
  • Placing instructions far from related actions
  • 11.
  • Not informing voters how to correct paper ballots
  • 12.
  • Failing to effectively warn voters of undervotes in touch screen systems
  • 13.
  • Publishing sample ballots different from actual ballots
  • Ballot design problems
  • Laws that interfere with good design and usability
  • Policy recommendations
  • Directions for the future
  • Conclusions -- Appendix -- Endnotes
  • 1.
  • Splitting candidates for the same office onto different pages or colums
  • 2.
  • Placing different contests on the same touch screen
  • 3.
  • Placing response options on both sides of candidate names
Control code
244482833
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (86 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244482833
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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