Letters to the Editor

August 8, 2014 12:00 AM

Friday letters: Make ballots plain for all

In response to your Tuesday editorial, “Put simple explanations on ballots,” the American Press Institute reports that sentences should strive for an average of 20 words. When the average length is eight words, readers comprehend at a 100 percent rate; 15 words results in 90 percent comprehension; 19 words, 80 percent; and 28 words, 50 percent.

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