Ahh, gotcha now.You download them using Ballot Station. Those “election specific files”
are just a (that is, any) PCMCIA card from the vote center.Any PCMCIA card from the vote center can
be inserted into the PCC, and voila, the PCC takes on that personality.
So the sequence of events is:
Download all the PCMCIA cards for a vote center using a ballot
station.That will usually
mean 3-6 cards, depending on how many machines they put in a polling
Take one of those cards (any one), and insert it into the PCC.
After it is loaded, take the PCMCIA card and put it in whatever AVTS
machine it belongs in.The PCC
doesn’t need the card once it is loaded.
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Lesley
Thompson Sent:Monday, June 10, 2002 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Poll Book Questions
ok, I asked the wrong
question. Let me try again.
How do you create the election
specific files that need to go onto the PCC for a given vote center so that you
can encode cards for those ballot styles?
this to the support list, since we are pretty close to a public release of PCC]
n.b.It’s called a PrecinctControlCenter, not a Poll Book.
Thompson [mailto:email@example.com] Sent:Monday, June 10, 2002 To: Dmitry Papushin Cc:firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Poll Book Questions
What is the procedure for creating
the PCMCIAVoteCenter election
cards from GEMS for the PollBook PCC device?
You don’t.You create PCMCIA memory cards with
ballot station.We are also in the
process of developing a mass download device to create multiple PCMCIA cards
simultaneously.It was never really
intended to be a feature of the PCC to create memory cards.A download device needs to have a high
speed connection (read network) to GEMS, and the Jornada does not have built in
network capability.You can use a
PCMCIA network card of course, but then there is no place to put the memory
How does this differ from creating
R6 encoder cards for each vote center?