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Atlantic Monthly Notices Bad Ballot Design in New Jersey

Published on October 13, 2009, by in General.

The well-known Atlantic Monthly has this short commentary on New Jersey ballot design, although the article fails to explain that the problem is much worse than discriminatory rules on the order of candidates. The real problem is that the Democratic Party and the Republican Party each have a party column, headed in big letters “Democratic” and “Republican”, respectively. All other candidates (in most counties) are squished into a third column labeled “Nomination by Petition”.

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  1. I don’t know if you saw my post on IPR, but there was a poll that substituted another independent’s name who is running for governor of NJ for Daggett’s name and the other independent (Gary Steele) still got 12% of the vote. I think this could mean that there will be massive confusion with Daggett voters (and other independents) on election day.

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