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Re: Placer Ballot Box Problems
Steve: If it is a static problem, I have found some of the anti-static
clothes that you throw in the clothes dryer to be helpful for wiping the
"Ian S. Piper" wrote:
assume when you say that only one was over 8.5" that none were under 7.5".
Is that correct?I
mentioned the "nick or scratch" only as something to check. Let's
first find out what is causing the problem, and then we'll make determinations
as to resolving the problem.Perhaps
Greg has had the experience of ESD being a problem, I have not. You
might want to further discuss that aspect with Greg directly.NOTE:
Back before the chute measurement was used, I believe that someone had
tried silicone spray (e.g., Armorall) on the chute surface to decrease
friction. I'd not heard if that was a success or not. Sincerely, Ian
Election Systems, Inc.
They measured them at check-in. Only 1 was over 8.5".
No amount of bending could change it. If we have alot of them nicked
or scratched, there's nothing they are going to do about it. Greg
F. suggests the possbility of electro static charge in the ballot causing
it to stick. ??
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2002
Subject: RE: Placer Ballot Box Problems
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.Sincerely, Ian
Election Systems, Inc.
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