Study: Ballot Confusion, Not Rigging Causing Poll Troubles

A Rice University study insists ballot design may be the problem in elections, not “rigged” intentions.

We’ve heard so much about “rigged elections” this campaign season, but Rice University’s Philip Kortum said “some of the biggest threats to election integrity are not from unseen forces with nefarious intent, but rather from poorly designed voting systems that fail to account for the perceptual and cognitive limitations of voters themselves.”

The study said poor ballot designs can lead to voter mistakes on ballots which can effectively nullify their vote.

Read the full paper from Rice University here: http://news.rice.edu/2016/11/04/ballot-design-not-rigged-elections-may-be-to-blame-for-inaccurate-votes-2/

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