Even if we were to convince a customer to have a precinct accept ballots
without a ZERO TOTALS REPORT(no easy task), we have a large portion of service
bureau accounts without servers to upload to and would require the TOTALS REPORT
at the end of the day. So the card is generally worthless for both
technical and procedural reasons until it is reburned.
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Sorry Steve but I don't understand. The
inability to run a zero report will not prevent you from processing ballots,
at least not for technical reasons. So perhaps you mean that for
procedural reasons one wouldn't count ballots without a zero totals report and
I agree that most likely you wouldn't.
A report failure generally indicates a corruption of the data on the
memory card. The Accu-Vote allows you to use a corrupted card as much as
possible depending on what error has been detected but doing so is at your own
risk. Whether the corrupted memory card data is considered worthless is
a matter of personal opinion and not something that I can answer.
Comment: the card can be
uploaded. That's good. However, in election mode, we cant get cards to
run through it can we if we don't get to run a zero report?? So card
is worthless until reburned?