Some are complaining about the Cuyahoga Absentee Ballot which appears below:
The absentee ballot comes in two parts. The part on the left with the names, parties, numbers, and arrow. And the actual punch ballot. Someone lined up the ballot with the information page, and showed that the arrows don’t align.
But you’re not supposed to align them. Since it’s an absentee ballot, you don’t get sent a voting booth in the mail. It has to be done manually. They don’t expect you to line up the ballot. You’re supposed to read what number you are supposed to punch. And then punch it.
I think some believe a typographical error was made…and the Bush/Cheney number was supposed to be 14 (and one other party was supposed to be 12 instead of 2) but the numbers are correct; confused voters just aren’t reading the instructions they’re given.