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RE: Primary Election - 2 Cards per voter - Political & Non-Partisan - Blank Card created

The new Gems does fix the issue of the blank card.  However, the Pre Election Reports are still coming up with incorrect Party names for certain Reporting Precincts.  For example: The report Base Precincts with Cards has for the first Reporting Precinct that Card 1 is DEM, Card 2 is DEM, and Card 3 is REP; where Card 1 should be NP.  That was the same problem I had with earlier versions, except I had 2 cards for NP, card 1 being blank.  It looks like some of the other reports that contain the Party information are incorrect as well.  I don’t know if the reports are incorrect because the NP ballot is also included with the DEM & REP ballots.


Jeff Hintz

Global Election Systems


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Ken Clark
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 4:31 PM
To: support@gesn.com
Subject: RE: Primary Election - 2 Cards per voter - Political & Non-Partisan - Blank Card created


I am working on a solution.  We used to just never output blank cards -- I am not sure when or why that changed.  Another possibility is to change auto layout to ignore next card directives if the current card is completely blank.  Either way it will take a new release.


This is fixed.  GEMS will be out shortly.  I went with the solution of changing the "Next Card" placement behaviour.  It now resets the layout cursor to the front first column of the current card if its empty.  I think that is sane, but I have not really thought through all the edge conditions.  Let me know if it causes trouble.  I am mostly bothered because I know common nonpartisan second cards has worked in the past, and that changing the next card behavior was not the solution.  Seems the correct answer to me today though.


Note that GEMS 1.16.2 will break download to AVTS 3.12.x.  I got sidetracked by this problem and a couple of other things today, so the matching AVTS 3.13.1 won't be out until at least tomorrow.