In 2010, New York State used paper ballots for the first time. Unfortunately, a NY League of Women Voters survey after the election found that many voters found the ballots hard to use because of small text, missing instructions, weak separation of contests
We’ve created a design concept for a sample ballot, to show how design and usability best practices can make your ballots easier to read, easier to use, and reduce voter errors, working within New York State election law.
- 2010 Election Survey Report – League of Women Voters of New York State
- A Better Ballot for New York State in 2012 on Slideshare
Design mockup by Drew Davies, Oxide Design Co. and AIGA Design for Democracy Analysis and presentation by Whitney Quesenbery, WQusability and UPA Usability in Civic Life