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Palm Beach County Ballot Redesign
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The Palm Beach County ballot was resplendent with usability issues:  the layout of two pages with punch holes in between was unfamiliar; text in the left column was left-aligned while text in the right column was right-aligned; the right column, lower that the left, appeared to be subordinate and thus had a minimal relationship to the punch holes; the word "Democratic was aligned with a hole for a different party; there was no relationship between the boxes and holes; the arrows were very small; and the holes were closely spaced.

As a 10 minute exercise, sketch a design for a better ballot. You can use a 1/4" grid sheet as an underlay, but sketch your ballot on blank sheet of paper. See the results.