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RE: AccuVote R6 & Cancel Button

Usually when a ballot is cancelled, it is because the voter has the incorrect ballot style.  So leaving it active would not help the poll worker, since they would have to create a new voter card with the correct ballot style any way.  I would opt for number 2, just erasing the voter card.  If we are logging that the voter card was cancelled within the Ballot Station software, then I see no reason to have to flag it cancelled for the Poll Book.  
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Talbot Iredale
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 2:08 PM
To: Global Support
Subject: AccuVote R6 & Cancel Button

To all support and sales people;
Everyone in the field that I have spoken to has informed me that the Cancel Button on the Ballot Cast Screen must be hidden from the voters and that cancelling a ballot requires poll worker intervention.  Since these people have run TS elections I must defer to there judgement unless I hear otherwise.
When a ballot is cancelled what should happen to the voter card.  There are three possibilities.
1)    Leave it a lone (i.e. active) so it can be used again.
2)    Erase it as is done when a ballot is cast.
3)    Mark it with a flag to indicate it is cancelled  (this is what the current AVTS unit does). If so what is the reasoning for doing this?