Thanks to a helpful commenter to an earlier blog post, here is a picture of the New York ballot for U.S. House, in the special election of September 13 in the 9th district. The image is very fuzzy, but it possible to see that the two major party nominees were in the top line on the ballot (each with multiple party lines). Then, all by himself in a lower part of the ballot is the third candidate in the race, Chris Hoeppner, nominee of the Socialist Workers Party. The design suggests that Hoeppner wasn’t necessarily a candidate in the same race. Of course an aware voter would understand that he was, but the ballot design gives an unclear impression about that.