----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 2:09
Subject: Central Count Error
We have started counting absentee ballots in
Marin. We are getting a significant number of the following error
NO ENDER MARK - the ballot will usually be
taken on the next try
NO BACK LEFT TIMING MARK (0 or 52) - these also run on next
try or so.
I've looked at the ballots and find no discernable reason
for them to be stopping or giving this message, as they have all appropriate
I don't expect there's anything to be done,
but it could be looked at prior to next election.