Can the perfect ballot be designed? We think so. Starting here.
Good design in elections means that voters can reliably and accurately express their intent. But voting goes beyond the ballot. Voters want to know what’s on the ballot ahead of time, and what to expect at the polling place, too.
With the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and 320 generous Kickstarter backers, the Field Guides team has done some amazing research during 2012 and 2013. We looked at voter education materials, county election websites, and posters and signage in the polling place. We hope that Vol. 05-08 are as useful to you as Vol. 01-04 were about ballot design, plain language, usability testing, and procedures for poll workers.
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Raves about the Field Guides
First of all, let me say, I am so profoundly impressed with the work you are and your team are trying to achieve… The first set of guides are dynamite and I am madly sharing them with the League Voter Service community.
The League of Women Voters California
Short, simple, readable, usable. Let’s hope they make a difference!
Janice (Ginny) Redish, Ph.D.
Redish & Associates, Inc.
So awesome, so well designed, such superb content!
Joseph Lorenzo Hall
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Media, Culture and Communication
New York University
Chad Butterfly says, “Thank You!”
Initial funding for this project came from 300+ extremely generous people who backed the project through Kickstarter.
The Field Guides are also made possible through the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.