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Re: GEMS programming question

John, implement this as an open primary with a preference race.  The preference race will contain all of the political parties represented in the election and will appear at the top of the ballot.  The voter selects the desired party in the preference race, then continues with candidate selections.  The AccuVote ignores any candidate selections in races not endorsed by the party selected in the preference race, so that only selections in races endorsed by the party selected in the preference race are counted as well as any non-partisan race selections.
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To: Support
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 1:00 PM
Subject: FW: GEMS programming question

Please see below and advise.  I have already related we support straight
party and straight party crossover.  I believe she is funning GEMS 1.11.8
or possibly 1. 13


-----Original Message-----
From: Gail Fenumiai [mailto:Gail_Fenumiai@gov.state.ak.us]
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 3:31 PM
To: John McLaurin
Subject: GEMS programming question

Can GEMS be programmed to prohibit cross party voting.  Alaska will be
implementing new primary rules for the 2002 election.  One of the ideas
floating around is having one ballot that lists all candidates from a
variety of political parties.  Once a voter fills in the first oval for
a Democrat, they must continue to vote for all democratic candidates
throughout the remainder of the races appearing on the ballot.  If a
voter tried to vote for a Libertarian candidate, can GEMS be programmed
to reject this ballot?

Basically, it means straight party voting, no switching around from race
to race.  I need to know an answer to this very soon.  Thanks.