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RE: AVTS - Multiple write-in lines for group of candidates

Within the old I-Mark software, by having a flag within the race for multiple choices per voting position, when you voted the Write-In choice, then depending on the number you put in for the multiple choices, the write-in dialog window would continue for each choice you defined.  It would indicate for you to enter the write-in for the first choice, then after you touched the Record Write-In button, the write-in dialog would pop up again and prompt you to enter the write-in for the second choice, and so on, until you have come to your defined number of choices.
Within the old I-Mark software, by having a flag within the race for multiple choices per voting position.  Once you define the number of choices, then within the adding of candidates, it would prompt you to add each and every candidate depending on the number of choices defined.  So, in the case of defining 2 choices, a Vote Box would be next to each of the group of 2 candidates you define.  As for the write-in, there would be 2 write-in lines next to the Vote Box.
There is only one counter allocated per group of candidate choices.
I am not exactly sure how we need to be change the race editor.  But probably some flag as described above, for multiple choices per voting position, and the candidate entry to allocate that number accordingly.
If you want, I can find an I-Mark election that has a definition with multiple choices and do screen shots of how it works with the I-Mark software.  Also, I can print out the reports & paper ballots of how the I-Mark software does it.
As for this happening for the Mahoning County, OH election, coming up on November 7th, I would not worry about it. 
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Ken Clark
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 4:47 PM
To: support@gesn.com
Subject: RE: AVTS - Multiple write-in lines for group of candidates

Following up on the support list for a moment for discussion.  Jeff, please describe the IMARK functionality, and how you would like this provided by GEMS and the AVTS rewrite.  Does the write-in screen just magically pop up multiple times, or are votes somehow told what they are supposed to do with each screen?  What does it mean to have have two choices for a voting position that is not a writein?  Are two counters allocated?  What changes do you want made to the race editor and/or GEMS reports?  Does it have any application for paper ballots?
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rcr@gesn.com [mailto:owner-rcr@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Jeff Hintz
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 4:19 PM
To: Rcr List (E-mail)
Subject: AVTS - Multiple write-in lines for group of candidates

I am currently programming a trial election for Mahoning County, Ohio.  On the Presidential race, both the President and Vice President are grouped together as one voting position.  However, the write-in voting position needs to come up with 2 write-in lines and 2 seperate write-ins, one for the President and then one for the Vice President.  Within the old I-Mark software, there was an option for the number of choices per voting position.  When you increased that number to 2 or more, and also had a write-in defined for that race, then when you voted for the write-in, it would prompt you for the first write-in choice, then the second write-in choice and so on, until it reached the number of choices you defined for that race.
Again this is for their November electionI am not sure if we can get by with just the single write-in, and put in both names at that time.  However, this will be something that will come up for other customers in the future as well.
Jeff Hintz
Global Election Systems