Some candidates might hate it but I'd love to see ballots that were more in the form of a survey rather than simply names with dots to fill in. Sure it would take a little more time. But at least it would ensure the people voting were educated enough to read and would make them pick a side on an issue. I'd bet some people would end up voting for the opposite party. Maybe at least for the presidential candidate. Make the candidates pick answers to questions in order for them to take sides. Maybe both of them would agree on a question. Then, that one could go to both of them or not. List the questions on the ballot. You answer A,B,C or D or, yes or no to a series of 10 questions. Your candidate is picked for you based on how you answer the questions. I know this might be mind boggling for some voters and impossible to do but wouldn't it be a better way to do it? I can only imagine all the whiners though, whining about how it wouldn't be fair for the less educated. In the MN ballots thread, it looked like somebody sent a retard in with a pen on the one ballot. Seriously. I think we can all agree that the elections are too important just to have dimwits going in and selecting a name that the media has pounded into their heads. Or that somebody told them to vote for. This is a failed system. Although, one party is in favor of that system. So, it will never happen.