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
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