The modifications needed for Hamilton County to comply with state law for the March 14 Presidential Primary are these:
We need the ability to list upwards of 35 candidates under multiple sub-headings in one race.
Committed and Uncommited (Race)
Vote for Five (5) (Vote For)
LAMAR ALEXANDER (Sub-heading)
() Victor Ashe (Candidates)
() Howard H. Baker
() Lana Bowman Ball
PAT BUCHANAN (Sub-Heading)
() Timothy J. Hatmaker (More Candidates)
() Joe Kirkpatrick
() Bob Brown
This example could theoretically continue with as many as 10 sub-headings within the race and as many as 50 candidates under those sub-headings and within this one race. Under law, voters are allowed to vote for 5 candidates from anywhere within this race, no matter to whom the delegate-candidates are committed.
Now that I've totally confused you, I am also faxing you an example of such a ballot from another county in Tennessee that was using an optical scan system during the Presidential Primaries in 1996.
Hamilton County Election Commission
514 E 4th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403