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Re: Placer Ballot Box Problems

Steve, perhaps the ballots have retained an electrical static charge from the Spectrum printing process. 
If this is a possibility, try wiping the plastic chute with an anti-static cloth. 
This is a procedure in the photo copy industry for particular types of paper to prevent jamming.
You could try unscented Bounce or something similar but keep away from the WD-40.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2002 12:07 PM
Subject: RE: Placer Ballot Box Problems

Try me or Steve Ricke.
One possible reason is the curve in the chute is too tight.  Using a straight edge ruler, put the end of ruler against the second crossbar and read the measurement from there to the end of the chute.  The distance should be between 7-1/2" to 8-1/2".
Also check the chute surface for nicks or scratches.  The surface should be smooth so that the edge of the ballot paper does not catch on anything.
Ian S. Piper
Diebold Election Systems, Inc.
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@gesn.com [mailto:owner-support@gesn.com]On Behalf Of Steve Knecht
Sent: February 16, 2002 10:45 AM
To: Global Support
Subject: Placer Ballot Box Problems

We are experiencing ballots leaving the AccuVote-OS and getting stuck in the ballot path in an extraordinary number of ballot boxes, roughly 1/3 of them in Placer.  Deborah is running into this in her small election this weekend.  Ballots are getting hung up behind the back horizontal bar, as the ballot is entering the curved portion of the ballot chute.  This is happening to too many of these to be a coincidence.  This will cause jamming during the day in too many locations to deal with.  We need to figure out what is causing this and have 1 week to get it resolved, before delivery of ballot boxes by drayage company.  Who in McKinney should I work with on this?
Steve Knecht
Diebold Election Systems
415-893-9941 office   415-893-9951 fax
415-225-6591 cell