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RE: El Paso, Texas - AVTS versions

> El Paso, Texas is currently doing Early Voting on AVTS version 3-10-7.  I
> have heard that they have only 1 Challenge Voter so far, and are not
> continueiing Challenge Voting.  Is it necessary for them to update to one
> of the newer versions, or will 3-10-7 work for them, since they are not
> doing Challenge Voting any more.

Attached is the response on the bugtrack list to this bug.  It effects
ballots stations mixing challenge and non challenge votes.  Let me know if
something about the response is unclear.

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Mixing challenge and non-challenge on the same floppy may corrupt the voter history file.  I say "may" because the corruption happens when the order of the voter history is randomized, so it will not happen with every voter.  Statistically it will eventually happen with enough voters though. 
The safe fix for now is to disable the voter history feature entirely.  AVTS 3.10.11 does this.  This affects the Ballot Station application only -- the Poll Book does not open the voter history file.
If you get an error message refering to the "vhs" file, then it is corrupt.  This will happen on start up or shut down when the integrity of the files is checked.  The ballot results and audit file will be intact.
AVTS-3-10-11.zip                       dq1dkdklkfdbf
AVTSIS-3-10-11.zip                    ez/d0jhnbbbx2
AVTSIS-NOMDAC-3-10-11.zip     zmbdlfgftcarg

Dogs can't tell its not bacon.

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