Re: Ballot Format v. Interface Format

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Fri Jul 25 2003 - 02:25:34 CDT

Alan

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Keller" <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
To: "Edward Cherlin" <edward.cherlin@etssg.com>
Cc: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: Ballot Format v. Interface Format
Message-ID: <3873@initial.digest>

> Can a printed ballot list only the selected candidates and yes/no
> votes on props, etc., instead of ALL the options to choose among?
>
> Why does the printed ballot have to match the screen/web version?
>
> Arthur
>
> At 1:51 PM -0700 7/24/03, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> >On Thursday 24 July 2003 10:53 am, Arthur Keller wrote:
> >> I think that should be the case modulo reformatting for how
> >> much fits in the available space using the desired font size.
> >> However, no matter what, a ballot must fit on (one side of)
> >> one letter-size sheet.
> >>
> >> Arthur
> >
> >How big can an election be? I have seen ballots in California
> >with dozens of candidates plus dozens of initiatives. Can we
> >guarantee to stay within the usual 55 lines on a single page? It
> >seems unlikely to me.
> >
> >--
> >Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
> >Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
> >Computers for all of us
> >http://www.simputerland.com, http://cherlin.blogspot.com
>
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
- -----
> Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4507
> tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
Received on Fri, 25 Jul 2003 00:25:34 -0700

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Wed Aug 06 2003 - 12:50:26 CDT