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RE: Extra Message in Memory Cards



Thanks Steve,  they do let the report finish, in fact they print a second copy for the precinct door.  Instructions then say to turn the unit off, move to designated phone line and turn the unit back on,  The first message is then the New Message instead of “Send results by telephone”  which doesn’t match the long standing poll worker instructions.

 

A) So All w release firmware will have this message in election mode if it’s R or later?

B) Do we send out release notes on the delivery of new firmware versions, i.e. we just sent Alaska 400+ sets?

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Steve Knecht
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 3:54 PM
To: support@gesn.com
Subject: Re: Extra Message in Memory Cards

 

Memory cards don't have a release.  It's the AccuVote ROM firmware which creates the memory cards that matters.  In fact, the label on the memory card does show the release: 1.94x or 1.94w or whatever.  It's all firmware.  You'll need to let folks know.  But why wouldn't the precinct worker let the report finish printing??

-----Original Message-----
From: John McLaurin Earthlink <jmglobal@earthlink.net>
To: support@gesn.com <support@gesn.com>
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2000 12:13 PM
Subject: RE: Extra Message in Memory Cards

I hate to seem ignorant but I guess it just shows at times.

The memory cards in question were supplied out of McKinney with the original delivery of equipment - famous names ballots & memory cards as a supply starter kit.  I have no idea what is on the cards as far as the release info, abo, etc..  Is that something printed on the label?  I don’t see it on my own units.  How would I know or find out?  

Second, all but one of these accounts have “w” firmware installed, the remainder has “O”.  Will this “additional message” show up on election day on the “w” firmware units (in that they are post “R”) if they do not press NO regarding your release notes?  

IF SO, when ‘w’ is shipped out to accounts, is this release note sent along in order to alert jurisdictions to change there poll worker instructions accordingly.

Finally, am I correct in concluding that this additional message is 100% a product of firmware not memory card programming?

Thanks for the education.

John

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Guy Lancaster
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 2:37 PM
To: support@gesn.com
Subject: Re: Extra Message in Memory Cards

John McLaurin Earthlink wrote:

While conducting Poll Worker Training classes in two different sites (Brevard/Hernando) with Famous Names Ballot Memory Cars in Election Mode an additional message shows on the LCD screen.

The message “Print Summary Totals” occurs after pressing NO to “Need another Copy” OR if you turn the unit off immediately followingprinting results, when you turn the unit back ON ”Print Summary Totals” is the first message rather than“Send results by telephone”

Is this something new?

  New is a relative term -- what firmware and .abo files are you using and what did you use before?

  >From the 1.94r release notes:

       Offer to reprint the election results report if the report wasn't confirmed before turning the Accu-Vote off after the ender card in election mode. Since this report is "required", we require the operator to "confirm" that the report printed successfully by pressing NO to the prompt: "NEED ANOTHER PRINTOUT?". If not confirmed, the operator is prompted with "REPRINT ELECTION RESULTS REPORT?" upon entering the post-election mode. Responding with NO is treated as confirmation that the report has been printed successfully.


  As for the behavior after pressing NO, that depends on which .abo you downloaded.  From your description it sounds like you could be using the 194usvm.abo designed for Vermont.  In this case you may need to press NO more than once to satisfy the confirmation requirement since what the Accu-Vote really requires is that the report program complete successfully.  Essentially you want to get to the prompt "READY TO TURN UNIT OFF?" before you turn it off.

  As you can see from the following list, we have quite a number of variations of report programs.  Let me know what you're downloading and I can comment further.

         Guy
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>From the Accu-Basic report headers:

REM 194us.abs - The standard Accu-Basic Source file for the United States.
REM     In election mode this produces a short precinct totals report
REM     for the default election results and offers to print short
REM     reports with summaries and precinct breakdowns until
REM     powered off.
REM     In pre-election and post-election modes it will print all
REM     combinations of long and short reports.
REM ***************************************************************************

REM 194us5d.abs - The standard Accu-Basic Source file for the United States
REM     with 5 digits allowed for all counters.
REM     In election mode this produces a short precinct totals report
REM     for the default election results and offers to print short
REM     reports with summaries and precinct breakdowns until
REM     powered off.
REM     In pre-election and post-election modes it will print all
REM     combinations of long and short reports.
REM ***************************************************************************

REM 194usil.abs - The Accu-Basic Source file for the the State of Illinois.
REM     In election mode this produces a short precinct totals report
REM     for the default election results and then offers to print short
REM     precinct breakdowns.  In the election end and post-election
REM     modes it offers to repeat this until powered off.
REM
REM     In pre-election mode it will print these or a summary.
REM
REM     In pre and post election modes, it offers to print long
REM     versions of the reports.
REM
REM     For Illinois we include blank votes in the undervotes.
REM ***************************************************************************

REM 194usjc.abs - The Accu-Basic Source file for Jefferson County as requested by Debbie Musser.
REM     This version is based on the 194us.abs as of Jan. 6, 1998 but is modified to suppress
REM     the straight party races.
REM
REM     In election mode this produces a short precinct totals report
REM     for the default election results and offers to print short
REM     reports with summaries and precinct breakdowns until
REM     powered off.
REM     In pre-election and post-election modes it will print all
REM     combinations of long and short reports.
REM ***************************************************************************

REM 194usma.abs - The standard Accu-Basic Source file for the states of
REM     MA, NH, ME, CT, and RI which:
REM     - report all non-used votes as blank votes,
REM     - prints ballot summary after race summary,
REM     In election mode this produces a short precinct totals report for the
REM     default election results and offers to print short reports with
REM     summaries and precinct breakdowns until powered off.
REM     In pre-election and post-election modes it will print all combinations
REM     of long and short reports.
REM ***************************************************************************

REM 194usmn.abs - The Accu-Basic Source file for the state of Minnisota.
REM     In election mode this produces a short precinct totals report
REM     for the default election results and offers to print short
REM     reports with summaries and precinct breakdowns until
REM     powered off.
REM     In pre-election and post-election modes it will print all
REM     combinations of long and short reports.
REM ***************************************************************************

REM 194ussm.abs - Accu-Basic Source file for summary only election night results.
REM     In election mode this produces a short summary totals report
REM     for the election results and then offers to print short
REM     reports with summaries and precinct breakdowns until
REM     powered off.
REM     In pre-election and post-election modes it will print all
REM     combinations of long and short reports.
REM ***************************************************************************

REM 194usva.abs - The standard Accu-Basic Source file for the Virginia, USA
REM     which:
REM     - prints long reports in election mode.
REM     In election mode this produces a long precinct totals report with
REM     an optional summary report for the default election results and offers
REM     to print short reports with summaries and precinct breakdowns until
REM     powered off.
REM     In pre-election and post-election modes it will print all combinations
REM     of long and short reports.
REM ***************************************************************************

REM 194usvm.abs - The standard Accu-Basic Source file for the state of Vermont
REM     which:
REM     - reports blank votes as undervotes,
REM     - prints ballot summary after race summary,
REM     - always reports write-in ballots in summary.
REM     In election mode this produces a short precinct totals report with
REM     an optional summary report for the default election results and offers
REM     to print short reports with summaries and precinct breakdowns until
REM     powered off.
REM     In pre-election and post-election modes it will print all combinations
REM     of long and short reports.
REM ***************************************************************************

REM 194uswi.abs - The Accu-Basic Source file for the state of Wisconsin.
REM     This is based on 194us.abs but prints RPT UNIT instead of
REM     PRECINCT and prints SCATTERING instead of WRITE-INS for the
REM     race results.
REM ***************************************************************************