Re: 80 race capacity -- 44 contests example

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 17:39:03 CDT

>> It might be nice to have a similar example that used the 3rd column;
> I'm waiting for the semi-mythical 76 race ballot--takes a 57" paper
> tape
> according to the NASED director. I'll bet that using a similar style
> and
> font size that I used here, it will fit on a legal sized ballot with 3
> columns no problem.

I quite agree that the 76 race thing is probably bogus. But it would
be nice, if a skeptic objected "But your system can't handle elections
with N contests!", to pull out of my briefcase (or to a URL) a copy of
a reasonable looking printed ballot with 76 contests on it (or

Your two column example looks very nice, and quite reasonable as a
legal ballot, btw.

And even past that, just to point not-as-skeptical questioners to
examples of what a 10 contest, 20 contest, 40 contest, and 80 contest
ballot might look like. Not necessarily those exact numbers, but
something along those lines, each with a collection of a few different
types of contests (some initiatives, maybe a ranked preference or two,
perhaps a bundle of judicial confirmations, etc). The details need not
be historically accurate for this purpose... just like Susan B. Anthony
never actually ran against George Washington for President (i.e. the
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