Usability Toolbox

Last year, the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center and FairVote partnered with the Center for Civic Design to research best practices for ranked choice ballot design, voter education, and results presentation. The Center for Civic Design wrapped up the first phase of that research in December 2016. They have produced a report that provides principles and guidelines for designing ranked choice voting ballots, voter education, and results presentation. Download the report below, and check out the final versions of documents the Center for Civic Design used in their testing and research. If you have questions about implementation of any of these recommendations, please contact the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center on our Contact Us page. 

Resources

Principles and Guidelines Report

Ballot Design Testing Documents

Voter Education Testing Document

Results Presentation Testing Document