Bless you, Office of the Secretary of State

It is the east, and this registration form is the sun.

And also, graphic designers in general.

In case you’ve registered to vote on paper in the last couple years, you’ve probably asked yourself, “self, why are these registration forms so hard to read???” And you’d be right, because up until the beginning of this year, the registration forms have been confusingly laid-out, hard to follow, and easy to do incorrectly.

And yes, you read that last sentence correctly – things have changed! Specifically, the forms have been redesigned and are now beautiful, easy to use, and, frankly, quite crushable. How did this come about? Well, Secretary of State Sam Reed’s office has been leading the charge on better access to registration (see: online voter registration), and this fits squarely in that wheelhouse.

The re-do was orchestrated by Jenny Grieves, a Design for Democracy Fellow at the Secretary of State’s office. We think she did a great job. You concur?

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5 Responses to “Bless you, Office of the Secretary of State”

  1. 1 206ttle
    February 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    This is beautiful. It makes me want to register to vote all over again!

  2. 2 Geek Chic
    February 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    That form is amazing! It’s such a radical upgrade that I too wish I could reregister just because!

  3. 3 LEFTisRIGHT
    February 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Does this for work to re-register? I’ve moved since the great 08 and would hate to miss all the fun in 2010!

  4. February 13, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Well done. A gift, really. I am getting (another) Sam Reed tattoo.

  5. 5 VoteBot
    February 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    1 re4LLy L1ke 1t! 1t’2 50 e45y, EVEn 4 r080T k0Uld U2E 1T.

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