Voter Information?

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In a couple of weeks, California has it’s pointless Presidential Primary. It’s pointless because the nominees are pretty much already set by the time it rolls around. I’m just glad we don’t have our usually 10,000 different propositions to decide on this time.

By the way, I don’t care who you vote for, but you should vote dammit.

The other day I got my Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet. Who the hell designed this nightmare?

The layout is so confusing. There are three different languages and it takes me at least a minute to figure out which one I understand. If this is a sample of what’s to come at the polls, it’s going to take FOREVER for anyone to vote. Seriously, let’s make it so only one language is on each ballot so it’s simpler for everyone.

Of course it’s probably cheaper to cram triplicate information on one page, and California’s budget is a mess, but I’m pretty sure most people are going to be very confused when they take a look at this information regardless of which language they understand.

People who have any design training probably look at this piece of work and cringe. Does it really adhere to the National Voting Rights Act if almost no one can understand it under the normal stress of polling place conditions? But please, for the love of all that’s holy, don’t sue the state over this stupidity.

Just take your time at the polls. I swear, I’ll try to be patient. Actually, what you should do is fill in this thing before hand and then just copy your answers when you get to the polls. That way some of the stress will be taken down a notch.

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