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Re: AV End of Night "short" printout RCR

Due to problems with some email clients (like mine) I am posting a rebuilt version of my last message.


Steve Knect wrote:

After discussing this with Tari this AM, I think we concluded that several requests may be getting mixed together.  I hope this clarifies.

1)  I requested after the last California Pres. Primary that we have an .abo file that does the following:
        * prints out standard morning zero print out that includes:

                Precinct    Ballots Cast
                   1001            0
                   1004            0
                Race - President
                Candidate 1    0
                Candidate 2    0
                Candidate 3    0  etc.
        * prints out only the Precinct and Ballots Cast information at the end of the evening and DOES NOT
            print out the Race Summary Totals.

    I would call this the "California Short" report.  My initial request did not consider muliple CARDS or ballots in a precinct, just the Precinct Number and Ballots Cast totals.

2)  Part of Tari's initial discussion was seperate from the above and involves Card Numbers and/or Party Ballot Cast totals also being printed.  This is fine and after talking with Tari, in a multiple ballot or Card situation in a precinct I see the need for this.  However, the ROM change required for this is not something we will implement for November in California, nor will it be relavant to this election in that we will not have parties, but I see Tari's point for the future.

Also, Tari thought I was requesting a summary totals report be printed, which I didn't want.  So once Tari and I spoke and we realized the confusion, we realized that I may not have been clear on what was being asked for.  Please seperate the two issues so that California accounts that do not want to print the summary totals report at the end of the day, can just get the ballots cast by precinct, without having to change roms.  Then, the Card No, Card 10001 vs. 1, Party code etc. can all be worked out in some other version without getting mixed in with the original request.

  I thought that I understood what you were requesting but now I'm more confused.  The above does not look like:

Steve Knecht wrote:

Guy, could we get an AccuBasic Report Option that just printed out the label
and the ballots cast by precinct only for the zero and election night
report.  The California tape was incredibly long in this last election and
when we combine precincts into a polling place, we really only use the
ballots cast information for each precinct.  This would shorten up the
morning and evening procedures.  We could always request longer reports if
we need them.  1.94US BCST or something like that.  Please let me know.
----- Original Message -----
From: Vernon McDonald <VMcDonal@co.tulare.ca.us>
To: <skglobal@earthlink.net>
Cc: Candy Lopez <CLopez.PO1.VIS@co.tulare.ca.us>; Hiley Wallis
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: Accu-Vote printouts

> Can we have an option to only have the Accu-vote tape print total ballets
cast by precinct at each location instead of printing the detail of all
races?  This would be both at the beginning of election day (zero report)
and at the close of the polls.

And I don't understand what you mean by "summary by precincts":

Steve Knecht wrote:

Guy, I interpret your message to say that if you want "summary by precinct" totals only (Calif short version), and you want party code, then you need 1.94y firmware.  That's what I hear Tari asking.  And that's how I read your response.  Is that the case?

Here's where we're at.  Don't worry about the 1.94y issue -- it's only for if and when you want to print party codes in the cards cast results for partisan primary ballots.  This was not part of your original request and is probably the result of confusion with the 194 Georgia RCR which specifically requests full cards cast results with party codes on all reports.

Currently, as per the original request, the 194 California .abo prints full cards cast results but does NOT print votes cast results for the default Election Zero Report and the default Election Results Report.  In other words, you get VERY SHORT default election reports.  If instead you want cards cast results added to the standard 194 US short reports, then use the 194 Georgia .abo (but not the one in the 194y-usga.zip file).

And if there is any more confusion, perhaps you better call me.