Field Guides to Ensuring Voter Intent

Design guidelines that election officials can really use, based on solid research and best practices.

About the Field Guide Series

There have been excellent ballot design guidelines around since mid-2007 when the U.S. Election Assistance Commission published AIGA Design For Democracy’s work in its report, Effective Designs for the Administration of Federal Elections. Everyone involved in that project quickly figured out that, as juicy as the design specs were in that report, they needed to be boiled down to essentials that local election officials could easily act on within the constraints they had. Field Guides To Ensuring Voter Intent were inspired by that need. — Dana Chisnell, Field Guides Editor

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Read the Field Guides on this site - responsive and accessible.

Download printable PDFs for Field-Guides Volumes 1-10

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Publications and Exhibitions

The Field Guides are part of an exhibition and publication at Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum September 2016 - February 2017:
By the People: Designing a Better America

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