U.S. ELectoral ballot redesign
Research shows that countless votes must be tossed out each election due to errors made by the voter, and the poorly-designed ballots are to blame. In addition to the dubious visual layouts, there is no national standard for ballot design in the United States: each individual county’s ballot looks and is used differently than the next.
This project brings America to the forefront in worldwide democracy by developing a national standard for ballot layout. Not only that, but the redesigned and streamlined format makes the ballots themselves more useful tools for American voters and makes the voting process much easier. If voters can vote how they intend, that leads to fewer lost votes, which in turn leads to better and more democratic elections for everyone.
research, concept design, standards design
senior thesis project