A little more
information. The bug has apparently been around since 3.12.2, but we have
run lots of elections using version since then. The bug
has to do with removing the floppy when AVTS tells you to, instead of exiting
ballot station before removing the floppy. I imagine shutting down
first has been SOP everywhere and we have just been lucky.
Jane, if this sounds
about right for your case, try exiting ballot station before removing the floppy
and see if that helps. If not, send me the DB and I'll try to reproduce
your problem here. It is worth noting that Steve's error was "Error Validating Main File - Election.adt" while yours was "Invalid file header - election.adt". I am still too
foggy on the details of the problem to know whether they are the same or
This looks like
the same bug as Jeff Hintz and Steve Knecht reported under "Opening
Proceedures". I understand it has been fixed, and will be in (I think)
3.13.4. I am not sure when the bug was introduced, nor the nature of the
problem, but Tab might so you can try asking him.
This is a serious
bug. Having a corrupt election.adt on election day will spell disaster,
so if you have a broken release (whatever those are) you'll need to
upgrade. Oddly, El Paso TX ran their last election on 184.108.40.206 and
didn't come across the problem, but like I say I don't know what triggers
it. Or maybe there is a work around; I dunno.
Understood your reply below and it sounded very
sane. However, I can download any vc, except One Stop. I receive
a New message after downloading:
The following error has been
Exception in BallotStation
Invalid file header - election.adt
Why does this look familiar. I've check
previous support & bugtrack emails and no luck.