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RE: Wyle Certification Material
Title: Accu-Vote Release 1.95e
They are implemented.
Guy's explaination is
confusing to me too.
1.95e introduces the
"Auto Absentee" feature, which allows you count absentee ballots in the
polls without the need for header cards, so long as the absentee voters have
different cards than the polling voters. The AV uses the different card
numbers to figure out whether the ballot is absentee automatically.
Hence the name.
introduces two new header cards, called "Polling" and "No Override".
They are used in Minnesota in conjunction with the old "Absentee" header card to
switch between polling and absentee counters while voting during the day.
Ignore the "Polling" card; it isn't good for anything. The "No
Override" card returns you to normal counting after you have finished
feeding the absentee voter's cards during the
The question 9 answer is also confusing. It
is simply a bug fix: reject absentee header cards if there is no
absentee count group.
Ignore references to V2 in Guy's answers (there are
many), and for gods sake don't let the term V2 leak to Wyle. Guy, please
stop doing that.
Accu-Vote 2000 - Release 1.95e
Revised April 26, 2000
To support counting absentee ballots at the polls
while the polls are open.
The 1.95e release of the Accu-Vote firmware is
based on the 1.95d release. The precinct count upload protocol remains
compatible with all 1.9x VTS versions. The precinct count download protocol
and the memory cards remain compatible with release 1.95d. New features
require a recent release of GEMS.
Precinct Counter (PC) Release
(AE PC 1.95e 128K) Precinct Counter American English
Release 1.95e 128K with checksum 4099 dated 00-4-26.
(AE PC 1.95e 64K) Precinct Counter American English
Release 1.95e 64K with checksums A:9A47 B:5AD5 dated 00-4-26.
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Support the new GEMS-1.16->Setup->AccuVote Options->Tally
Settings->1.95 Auto Absentee checkbox which allows the Accu-Vote to determine
whether a ballot should be counted as polling or absentee based on its
ballot identification marks. This requires either that polling and
absentee ballots have unique card numbers in which case the absentee ballots
can be counted at any time without the use of header cards, or that the
new Counter Group Header cards be used to resolve conflicts.
Support new Counter Group Header cards. With
the GEMS Auto Absentee option selected, these can be used to override the
count group normally associated with a particular card ID or to resolve
conflicts when a particular card ID is used in multiple count groups (i.e.
polling and absentee). With the Auto Absentee option selected, the
old Absentee Count Card operates as a Counter Group Header, Absentee card.
Support using either the "Counter Group Header,
Polling" card or the "Counter Group Header, No Override" card to return
to polling count mode after counting absentee ballots using an Absentee
Count Card. This applies only when the new GEMS Auto Absentee option
is not enabled.
No longer require the Absentee Count Card before
the Ender Card when counting absentee ballots at the polls.
When using a ballot box (i.e. when not using a feeder),
no longer require that an override be cleared before setting a new override.
Previously when a Precinct Header Card was used, you would need to use
a Precinct Separator Card before using a new Precinct Header Card.
In non-feeder modes the YES and NO buttons must be held while feeding any
control card which is considered a sufficient check against accidental
When using an Accu-Feed, an override using either
a Precinct Header Card or a Counter Group Header Card must be cleared before
a new override can be set or before the Ender Card will be accepted.
In feeder mode, the Accu-Vote will quietly process all control cards as
long as all header cards are matched by appropriate ender cards.
The pre-election unmarked and fully marked ballot
tests now identify all control card types and can be used to verify that
control cards are readable. At this time the tests do not identify
the override ID on the override cards.