ballot usability

Subject: ballot usability
From: RWS <rshade -at- fast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 12:05:31 -0500


I saw the ballot on CSPAN early this morning and I can easily understand how someone could get confused - especially someone with compromised eyesight.

Also, I thought I heard on CSPAN that there were 19,000 double-punched ballots in Palm Beach County, not 2000.

Usability was the first thing I thought of when the picture of the ballot appeared on the TV screen.

> Apparently font and layout issues on ballots caused about
> 2000 seniors in
> Palm Beach with less then 20/20 vision to vote for Buchanen
> instead of Gore.
> They showed the ballots, and it is definitely confusing.

> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Do you know where people can view the ballot, if at all?


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