> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
> Juan Rivera
> I do not feel that it is necessary or desired to do this on each and every
> election. We, the manufacturer, are supposed to set the
> procedures to follow
> for this equipment since we build it.
I hate more than anyone else in the company to bring up a certification issue with this, but a number of jurisdictions require a "system test" before every election. I just helped Knecht yesterday with an RFP from Riverside that required this. That is why the AccuVote displayes the silly ***System Test Passed*** message on boot up instead of "memory test passed", which is all it actually tests.
No argument from me that it is pointless. You could probably get away with a batch file that prints "system test passed" for all I know. We will do something along those lines with the new unit after a memory test or whatever.