Ballot Reform

How Much is Enough? The 'Ballot Order Effect' and the Use of Social Science Research in Election Law Disputes

Author(s): 
R. Michael Alvarez
D.E. "Betsy" Sinclair
Richard L. Hasen
Journal: 
Election Law Journal
pp: 
40-56
Link to Article: 
Date Published: 
03/01/2006
No abstract available.

19th Century Ballot Reform in California: A Study of the Huntington Library's Political Ephemera Collection

Working Paper No.: 
1
Date Published: 
11/30/2008
Author(s): 
Melanie Goodrich
Caltech
Ballot reform is an important part of the American political process. During the 1800’s, ballots changed drastically. At the beginning of the century, voters wrote the names of the candidates for whom they wished to vote on a piece of paper and put that piece of paper into the ballot box. Legislation followed that allowed voters to cast professionally printed ballots, which opened the door to political parties providing their supporters with pre-printed ballots to cast. Towards the close of the century, the Australian ballot, also known as the secret ballot, was introduced
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