The Voting User Experience

Remember in elementary school when you put your head down on the table and raised your hand? Filled out a ballot for student body president on paper and put it in a box? Electoral voting should feel that simple and smoothly run from the voter’s (user’s) perspective, but instead, the complexities of the American system come through and make the experience feel challenging. How has such an intuitive process become so unintuitive?

As a web guy, I think it’s pretty easy to overlook that we face a myriad of interactions everyday that could benefit from a close look and a little spit-polish. Doesn’t get more important than getting people to vote.

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