Jeff Hintz wrote:
The best that we can do is to report the minimum number of voters that could explain the cards cast. This could detect ballot stuffing but otherwise is not very useful. We did this once but it didn't satisfy what people wanted. In fact it created even more confusion as people attempted to explain the inconsistencies so finally we removed it. This is essentially what you are trying to revive and, unless you can force every voter to cast the cards with the county wide races, it won't work properly.
The only way that we could report the number of voters would be to somehow identify new voters to the Accu-Vote. This could be done with header cards (a ballot start card?) akin to a poll worker resetting the lever machine between voters. Or it could require that all cards of each ballot be cast before accepting a new ballot (but what if the second card is rejected?). There are possibilities but they have serious tradeoffs and I don't think anyone wants to start back down this path.