Progressive Washington State: Training local elections officials to usability test ballots
When I met Nick Handy, director of elections for
Nick smacked his forehead with his free hand, turned to his friend John Lindback (director of elections for
Regional training for county elections officials
Nick was so excited that he returned to his hotel room to fire off an enthusiastic email to his staff about incorporating usability practices in the election cycle.
But first, could we include training about usability in the upcoming regional training?
Ballot design, usability, and accessibility: May 22 in
On each of two days in May 2007, about 70 county local elections officials gathered for regularly scheduled regional training. Libby Nieland (from the state department of elections) presented on ballot design first. The second half of the day was set aside for Patty Murphy and Kay Ramsey (also from the state DofE) to talk about accessibility in voting.
In between, in what I think is a first in the