Re: Ballots for elections with many races

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Wed Apr 28 2004 - 09:07:15 CDT

On Apr 27, 2004, at 4:53 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:

> I've yet to see any ballot that was ever used where the selections
> could not
> easily fit on one piece of 8.5x11 paper. We could also easily go to
> A4 or
> legal sized paper if needed.

Fidlar Doubleday has a mark-sense ballot system that uses
11x17 paper. They use it for absentee ballots only, so
it's central count. A lovely thing! I have a sample
ballot from election 2000 in this format.

But I agree, 8.5 by 11 paper can handle a whole lot of
candidates. Your 100 judicial retention races use up under
2 columns on the page if you print them in 12 point type
at 66 lines per page (ok, 60 lines per page in order to
allow for margins).

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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