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Published: Tuesday, 10/2/2012

BLADE SLICES -- COMMENTARY

Ballot's typeface screams emergency

BY TOM TROY
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Is the Lucas County Board of Elections trying to influence Toledo voters with big bold type and capital letters?

Question No. 20 on the Lucas County ballot is for a new Toledo Public Schools levy to raise $13.3 million with a levy averaging 4.9 mills for 10 years.

The lettering in the sample ballot on the Board of Elections' Web site really jumps out at you.

Local Tea Party activist John McAvoy thinks the ballot was printed that way to influence voters to support he levy.

READ MORE the rest of this post at the Blade Slices politics blog.



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