Scotland: change in ballot may have increased voters' errors
BBC reports: Another clue has emerged as to why more than 140,000 ballots were rejected in the Scottish elections.
BBC Scotland has established that voters in two of the biggest cities did not receive the ballot papers they had been led to expect.
The papers had been redesigned after the nominations closed to cope with the high number of parties and individuals. ...
In Lothian and Glasgow, no fewer than 23 parties and individuals were vying for the list vote.
It was feared there would be too many on the ballot paper to permit electronic counting.
So in both regions arrows designed to help voters put one cross in each column were scrapped.
It meant thousands of voters went to the polling booths expecting to see one design of ballot paper and were faced with another. -- BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Clue over voter ballot confusion