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How to beat bad ballot design and make sure your vote counts

Washington Post – “…“Every year we seem to have one or two big, horrible problems that make the news,” said Whitney Quesenbery, executive director of the Center for Civic Design, the go-to organization for creating voter-friendly election materials. But even if your county ends up being that county, you don’t have to let the ballot trip you up. Now that you’ve figured out where, when and how to vote, watch out for these common pitfalls as you fill out your ballot. The envelope is too important to be an afterthought if you are one of the millions of Americans who will be voting absentee for the first time. More than 430,000 absentee ballots were thrown out during the 2018 election, largely because of voter mistakes. And the most common place for a ballot-disqualifying mistake is the envelope…”

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