Field Guides

Field Guides to Ensuring Voter Intent

8 volumes of evidence-based tips and guidelines for usable election information. All in an easy-to-digest pocket format.

  • ballot design
  • communicating with voters
  • usability testing

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We research
  • ballot design
  • voter information
  • polling place best practices
  • plain language
  • accessibility
How voters get information
Poll workers and security
Roadmap for usability & accessibility
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Research Library

California 2014 Primary voter information pamphlets
A collection of voter information pamphlets and sample ballots from all 58 counties

Civic design bibliography
An annotated bibliography of resources from peer-reviewed articles to white papers relevant to civic design.

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