Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Tuesday, March 2

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The layout and typeface of a ballot can truly impact the election itself, says University of Illinois professor Marcia Lausen. She proposes some intuitive changes in her new book, Design for Democracy: Ballot and Election Design. Perhaps there's a chapter that explains why Chicago thought "filling in the missing middle section of the tiny arrow" was the most logical way to select a candidate in this year's primaries.

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