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From the "Ballot Design Study," core findings, recommendations as well as ballots from four counties illustrating past design flaws that may have affected elections.
Election officials presented voters with the following ballot in Illinois' Hamilton county in November 2002 for the midterm election, an optical scan ballot that displayed three columns of candidates and offices on a single page.
In Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, voters were presented with a ballot that divided the Governor’s race into two columns.
LA County voters received a ballot with title and formatting issues in 1976 for the general election.
In 2006, election officials presented the following screen to voters in Sarasota County, Florida. Screen two contained two contests.