+ Slide 8

Part of a talk delivered to the ITU Workshop on ... issues in E-Government, June 6, 2003, Geneva
by Douglas W. Jones
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science


Elections in the United States

A Typical General Election

November 2000, Johnson County Iowa


Federal Offices

    President     -- 9 candidates
    Congress     -- 3 candidates

State Offices

    State Senate                -- 2 candidates
    State Representative -- 3 candidates

County Offices

    Auditor (Commissioner of Elections)
    Board of Supervisors   -- 6 candidates, 3 seats

Other Offices

    Regional Library Board
    Soil and Water Conservation District -- 3 seats
    Agriculture Extension Council             -- 4 seats
    Judicial Retention (yes/no)
        State Supreme Court         -- 2 judges
        State Court of Appeals      -- 4 judges
        State District Court            -- 7 judges
        District Associate Judges -- 5 judges

Referenda (yes/no)

    Call for a state constitutional convention.
    Authorize borrowing to build a new Johnson County Jail.
    Authorize borrowing to expand the Iowa City Public Library.
    Overturn an Iowa City Council decision to build a new road.

77 voting positions on ballot