It’s a weird year to joke about elections, but the current inconsistencies and design of many voting systems is a bit of a joke. Some votes are cast on paper, others on an electronic machine, and the layouts of the ballots can vary widely from precinct to precinct.
This week, we discuss some critical flaws in various ballot designs, and how the entire process could be simplified to offer a more frictionless and transparent experience.
- Brexit’s simple ballot
- Australia’s straight party ballot
- Are you religious? Check yes or no
- Testing ballots for usability
- Election Design Field Guide
- The poorly designed “Hanging Chad” ballots
- The current state of electronic voting machines
- Arguments in favor of electronic voting
- Arguments against electronic voting
- 99% Invisible, The Butterfly Effect”