RE: Ballots for elections with many races

From: Mark Winegar <mwinegar_at_mtmc_dot_edu>
Date: Wed Apr 28 2004 - 13:35:26 CDT

Why are we limited to a single page?

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From: David Mertz [mailto:voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx]
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 1:34 PM
To: voting-project@lists.sonic.net
Subject: Re: Ballots for elections with many races

> 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).

Yeah... but it gets close. And if you add in Prez, Senator,
Congressional Rep, City Council, a few initiatives, etc. you exceed the
2-columns 12-point limit. Especially if some of those top races are
presented in the manner of the demo, which use more space per contest.
And 100 judicial retentions wasn't writ in stone as a number, maybe
it's 120 (though I think even 100 is probably on the high side--I was
really using it to concretize the concept "a lot").
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