The difference between Exclusive and Additive in the Straight Party Tally Settings is whether or not the action the voter takes in the individual candidate race causes an overvote or not. Doesn’t the AVTS prevent the voter from overvoting? There may not be a problem with AVTS therefore.
As far as Optical Scan, this situation may or may not need correcting. Does she have any races that are “Vote for multiple” (i.e. more than one)? I imagine she does. Focusing on those races, do any of those “vote for multiple” races have fewer nominees by a party listed in the Straight Party race than the voter is allowed to vote for? For example, does she have any races that are “Vote for Two” and the Republicans only nominated one person? If she does have any races like this (fewer nominees by one party than the voter is allowed to vote for in the race), then we may have a problem that needs to be addressed. If she does not have any races like this (i.e. all parties nominated as many people as the voter is allowed to vote for in all “vote for multiple” races) then we do not have a problem that needs to be addressed (the reason being that in case of the latter, Exclusive and Additive tally the same way).
Rowan County is doing their testing on their AccuVote's and have found that they did not set the Exclusive option for their Straight Party. I have walked her through doing this, but now Gems says she needs to download all of her memory cards, including the Early Voting disks on the AVTS units. The problem is that they have already been voting on the AVTS units for the last week, and have several hundred votes. What can we do so that the AVTS disks that have been voted on so far will be able to upload on election day???
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