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RE: VTS Question FW: What happens if...

Hey John.  The way it works is this.  The AccuVote will still count the
votes, obviously, since the memory cards have already been programmed (how
would it know not to?).  On upload, however, GEMS/VTS will drop the
withdrawn candidate counts on the floor, and the withdrawn candidate will
not appear in any of the post election reports.

You are still warmer than Dallas and dryer than Vancouver I bet...  Ice
storm predicted tonight.  :-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John McLaurin Earthlink [mailto:jmglobal@earthlink.net]
> Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2070 9:58 AM
> To: Support
> Subject: VTS Question FW: What happens if...
> Please see below and advise.  Just so y'all don't think it's
> always sunny in
> Florida, it is 33 degrees outside today.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sabrina Pemberton-Piper [mailto:elections101@mindspring.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 4:25 PM
> To: jmglobal@earthlink.net
> Subject: What happens if...
> >From Cobb Cty. GA
> A candidate withdraws from the race (rumored Orrin Hatch) before the
> election 3/7/00 and the memory cards have already been programmed.  In
> Georgia,
> the law says that votes cast for a withdrawn candidate must not
> be counted.
>  With our previous system we took care of the ballots by putting a sign up
> in each booth advising the voter that the candidate(s) had withdrawn and
> any vote cast for that candidate would not be counted.  Then the
> tabulating
> system was programmed not to count that ballot position so "0" votes would
> show for that candidate or the candidate would not show on election night.
> How is that handled with this system?