Re: Large Ballot Redux

From: Charlie Strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Tue Jun 01 2004 - 23:42:54 CDT

Oh man! Alan this is quite a hansom ballot you produced. Not only did
you manage to get all of the races on the ballot but in contrast to the
57" tape output you have also included
1) party affiliation
2) judicial district indentifies
3) eye-guide shading that mimmics the optek ballot.
4) top of page ballot indentification

Someone needs to get this into the hands of the EAC folks pronto to
counteract the 57" tape stories and sorties that it would require 60
miles of tapes to record an albuquereque election that are being
circulated by the NASED director and similar ones by Ted Selker.

you left room for but did not include the bar code. and you had room
to spare at the bottom for additional races. Considering that the
original optek ballot was almost maxed out its reasonable to say that
this is close to the maximal ballot that one could reasonably
anticipate. I suppose a diabolical person could claim that a longer
ballot is possible: one could conceivably design an election in which
there were so constitutional or bond measures (whose description is a
space eater) and replace this with all judicial retention races, but
this does not seem reasonable.

now we just need to find out from David Mertz what his bar code count
is for this one.

Alan what point size is that on the ballot?

On May 28, 2004, at 8:13 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:

> Charlie,
>> I just re-scanned the Bernalillo Ballot at 300x300 resolution
>> (higher) and
> stored them in pdf format.
>> the new url is
>> 9.1MB
>> the ballot has 57 contests or judicial retentions on the first page
>> and 20 bond issues, constitutional amendements on the reverse side.
> Here's what I came up with. Legal sized, 3 columns, bilingual... had a
> third of a column left over.
> Alan D.
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