----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 2:45
Subject: using precinct label for card
encoder display (was RE: 3.13.7 pollbook)
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> Of Talbot Iredale
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001
> I do not think that limiting
the precinct name to 12 characters is a
> realistic option. Perhaps we
should use the precinct id instead.
The precinct label is more expressive.
You can call a precinct "famous names" for example, which is desirable.
People like the names or we wouldn't need AVOS1.95. Granted that limits
the length to 24 characters, which is more tolerable.
That means at least making it an option
and giving the user the choice. Straightforward enough, but allow
me to take a hard line for a moment and ask if that's really necessary.
For example, Alameda fits once you strip off the superfluous "PRECINCT NO. "
in every label. I think there is an argument that if its good enough for