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Ballot Problems

Voter Fails In California

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.06.2012 | Los Angeles

While the majority of Californians cast their ballot without any problems on Election Day, a few unlucky voters hit discouraging snags. The proble...

Signature Gathering Reform: The Most Critical and Immediate Fix to Direct Democracy

Kristina Wilfore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Wilfore

Only by implementing solutions to the problems that exist will states be able to provide people with a ballot measure process that works for voters instead of against them.

North Carolina's Undervote Problem

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Florida's "butterfly ballot" debacle of 2000, voters in Palm Beach County were so confused by the odd layout that many appear to have voted for the...

Our Fragile Dream

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

Barack Obama's victory over John McCain was less important than the growth and strength, or lack thereof, of democracy itself.

Confusing North Carolina Ballot Leaves off Votes for President

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"I was sure I voted for president, but then a friend told me that a straight-party vote in North Carolina includes every office except president. That made me really mad."

Poor Ballot Design Could Play Big Role In Election

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Poorly designed ballots continue to plague U.S. elections, even after Congress set aside $3 billion to overhaul voting systems to prevent a recurrence...