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RE: ballot shell question

Steve is on the right track – this is an in-house operation on a weekly basis.  They want a template to work from that can be customized and preferably (re)printed in house.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Steve Knecht
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 8:42 PM
To: support@gesn.com
Subject: Re: ballot shell question


They generally print up about 20,000 ballots at a time, and are using another company who does it for 18 cents.  We make about 6 cents on it.  Why do they need a service bureau to print a simple AccuVote tape?  They just run the ballots through an AccuVote at the school and print a report.  Then use the same memory card and AccuVote at the next election the next week.  What's to service bureau?

----- Original Message -----

From: Jeff Hintz

To: support@gesn.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 9:27 AM

Subject: RE: ballot shell question


What is the average number of ballots per school election???  If the number of ballots per election is small and you were able to use Gems, why not do it as a complete service with programming & ballot on demand???

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of John McLaurin
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 8:24 PM
To: Support
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.