I thought it was me. All these years I’ve been voting, I’ve thought something was wrong with me because I have always found the NYS ballot hard to figure out…and I vote every year. I have to stop, look at the ballot carefully, make sure I’m checking the box I really mean to check, and then I worry that somehow I’ve voted for two candidates in the same race.
Vindicated! That’s how I feel after today’s piece in the NY Times. Mo Rocca, who many of you may know as a regular panelist on “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me,” is featured in the video with a designer who critiques a number of states’ ballots…including NEW YORK. Yeah!
Before you vote tomorrow, do watch this video. And, then, remember to take your time with your ballot because the user-friendly redesign has yet to be implemented in most states. Canada, on the other hand, has a ballot that, well, even I can understand.