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Designing a Clearer Ballot

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Listen to a discussion of the new ballot design bill from the Brian Lehrer Show above.

Your ballot may be getting a makeover.

Ballot DetailIn the primary and general elections last fall, voters across New York City struggled with new paper ballots. But local officials said many of the design issues, and even incorrect instructions, are written into state law.

Today, state Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan) is announcing a bill that would change the election law to allow for clearer ballots -- with the aim of making it easier to vote.

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