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Re: ballot shell question

John, we definitely can do this.  Here are some scenarios:
  1. They own a computer, make a copy of a template database for every election, customize the election title, race title and candidates and proceed with ballot layout, then have the ballots printed and memory cards downloaded, and so on.
  2. We develop the database with a generic election title and race title, define the maximum possible candidate names and leave the candidate names blank on the ballot, pre-print a quantity of ballots, and every election they have the print company overprint the actual candidate names on the existing ballots.  AccuVote tapes would only provide a race title and generic candidate names.
Would they have to use VTS?  How much involvement should they have?
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To: Support
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 6:24 PM
Subject: ballot shell question



A prospect runs school elections in a very large Florida County to the tune of some 25,000 ballots a year and averages two school elections a week across their county.


What experience, if any, do we have at printing a ballot shell with a single column, single row of ovals (say up to 12) and a blank header area.  The idea is for the county to then print candidate names and school name in the appropriate area onto the shell customized to each election using in house MS Word and a connected printer.  I would also assume it would be a single database shell, replicated  and used over and over with the county replacing names and headers for each election.  Maybe we could provide candidate 1, candidate 2, candidate 3 in the database and they could change the names for each election.


As I read this now, I’m certain it’s not real clear.


But if you have got the gist of this please advise if this is doable.