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Re: Marin Electronic Ballot Station

If you attach a keyboard to the large round DIN  on the right side of the unit, you can issue a Ctrl-Alt-Del command that will bring up the Task Manager.  From the Task Manager you can End Task the election software to get you back to a desktop screen.  From there you can perform a shutdown, using either the touch screen (START button) or using the keyboard (Alt-F4).
There is a cable you can reconnect to the smart card reader or ensure that cable is securely plugged in on both ends.  Bot ends of that cable are accessible by removing the front blue panel.  Be careful not to pull the blue panel too far forward when removing otherwise you could strain the connections.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 9:18 AM
Subject: Marin Electronic Ballot Station

We are in the middle of early voting on 4 AccuTouch ballot stations in Marin for the Dec. 7 election.  One of the units yesterday booted up, went to the flag page, but does not respond to either a voter card or a manager card.  Is there a cable that comes loose or something in the smart card reader?
Can it be fixed?  What are the procedures for getting the results off the machine if it won't take a manager card to close the election?  Anyone know what to do here?
I have two of three AccuTouch machines broken in Santa Barbara, and now one broken in Marin.  Even if we sell these, their rate of failure eats our lunch.