There are 17 names on the ballot for President of the United States. This surprises many of us who assumed names were taken off the ballot as they dropped out. But names remain on the ballot if they didn’t withdraw by a December 9th deadline.
Our challenge here in Collin County is that 17 names will not fit on a single screen of our new ballot marking machines.
The system has been programmed so that:
(1) the presidential candidates are split between two screens and
(2) selecting a candidate is not allowed until both screens have been viewed.
We will soon have a demonstrator ballot on a machine in the Collin County Democratic Party office if you would like to see how our presidential ballot will work.
Here are our 17 presidential candidates, in ballot order per a random drawing conducted by the party County Executive Committee:
Michael R. Bloomberg
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente
John K. Delaney
Joseph R. Biden
For more information on these candidates, refer to https://www.collindemocrats.org/2020-democratic-presidential-primary-candidates/