Of course, that totally ignores the fact of state and
county and city level elections needing to be run as well.
I have this vision of every single election in the country
on one ballot... it'd be 200 pages long and the first 25
would just be the instructions.
Simple, sure. Useful, no.
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That would not be a problem. When you go to the polling booth, you are handed several ballot papers. One is to chose the president - one paper for the whole country. The second is to elect the senators for your state - each State (obviously) has its own paper - but the same format everywhere. Third - vote for your local congress person - one paper per seat (district? whatever you call 'em) but the same format nationwide. Finally, you county or city ballot paper.
In Texas, each precinct has their own ballots, with only
the races applicable to that precinct on them. The
different races are separated by lines to make it clear.
Just like in school you fill in the oval with a pencil next
to the person you want.
As sinple as this sounds, people still mess this up. Pencils
are provided at the stations for example, but there were
still many ballots marked in ink. All kinds of stupid stuff.
It would seem that no matter how simple you try to
make things there are still people out there that do not
care enough to take a moment to read the directions, ask
the election officials at the polling place, or review the
ballot when it is printed in the newspapers a week
No system would be perfect. We just have to find one
that is less imperfect than the others.
But I do love the idea of setting one of the
candidates adrift and caning the other, LOL!