I'm not saying we have to go to those
Most times, ballots are laid out with
the number of columns on both sides and with the ovals justify the same
way on both sides. But the ballot layout program is flexible enough to
allow people to configure ballots differently. Does the program currently
allow ballots to be laid out with text over voting positions?
So, to get this straight, are you
saying that it is not feasible to program a restriction to keep ovals from being
laid out back to back; that people laying out ballots are just going to have to
have their wits about them if they want to use pens that bleed-through the
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 1:04
Subject: RE: Ovals positioned back to
back on ballots.
Would it be that difficult to
program restrictions into the ballot layout program to exclude this
situation rather than leaving another potential problem area
for the ballot layout programmer to catch?
Of course its not difficult to
add restrictions. We can just disallow mixing front to back columns and
multi-column candidate races, like other systems do. Perhaps we can even
simplify the card reader and make it four fixed columns, eliminating the
I don't think people who can
solve the bleed through issue by other means will like that however.
This way we have the best of both