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Ballot Standards and Font Sizes

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April 30, 2014
Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Diane Lowe, Lead Elections Specialist
Memo to Ballot Printers-General Guidelines and Font Standards (2014-04).pdf42.55 KB
Offices Titles (2014-04).pdf86.03 KB
GAB-201msGOV-ARROWS-standards (2014-04).pdf55.84 KB

As we continue to work toward improved format and uniformity of ballots, several ballot printers have requested the Government Accountability Board staff develop general standards with respect to ballot layout, particularly font size.  Feedback from Command Central, Dominion and Roto-Graphic has been positive, and these companies have indicated their ability to comply with the standards.

The attached memo outlines general ballot format guidelines, most of which are not new, and more specific standards for font size relative to different sections of the ballot.  The two other attachments are referred to in the memo.

Reminder:  If you haven't already, please review the April 24th communication "Sample Ballots for the August 12, 2014 Partisan Primary and New Ballot Review Procedure."

If you have questions or comments, please contact the HelpDesk at 608-261-2028 or