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Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2002 12:07
Subject: RE: Placer Ballot Box
me or Steve Ricke.
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".
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
Ian S. Piper
Diebold Election Systems,
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?
Diebold Election Systems
office 415-893-9951 fax