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Poor Ballot Design Could Play Big Role In Election

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Poor Ballot Design Could Play Big Role in Election
Poorly designed ballots continue to plague US elections, even after Congress set aside $3 billion to overhaul voting systems to prevent a recurrence of the flawed Florida ballots that deadlocked the 2000 presidential race, a study out today concludes. Problems with confusing paper ballots in 2002, absentee ballots in 2004 and touch-screen ballots in 2006 led thousands of voters to skip over key races or make mistakes that invalidated their votes, according to the study.

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Jillness Jillness 7 years
Considering that the California Secretary of State acknowledges that 50% of the independent vote in Los Angeles county didn't count during the primaries, I am not surprised. The lack of intense focus on finding an accurate voting system is completely tragic. So many years after the hanging chad, and the basic function of a democracy, VOTING, is still in jeopardy.
True-Song True-Song 7 years
I don't understand why this is so tough. To roughly paraphrase Bill Maher, banks don't have a problem figuring out how much money I have. They're not like, "Well, it's about $10,000, give or take a little." It's just counting!
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