It is the “expected”
behavior. But presumably not the
behavior you want.
There are two VIBS
modes, one that hides the ballot, and one that doesn’t. You control it on the Ballot Station
and PCC with the “hide ballot” checkbox.
The Voter Card Encoder (Spyrus) only creates
the cards that don’t hide the ballot – there is no analogous checkbox to hide
It would be pretty
easy to change the software to have an “H” option, in addition to “V” and
“M”. H would mean a hidden VIBS
ballot. I thought about it at the
time V was added, but was (and am) worried that the number of flags was
getting out of hand. Also, that H
gives you a VIBS ballot didn’t strike me as very obvious. The other possibility is to have a
setup parameter as part of the Supervisor mode which dictates whether VIBS
ballots are hidden or not. After
it is set up, all subsequent uses of V are either hidden or not,
Do you have any
thoughts/suggestions on the matter?
The H thing is a little easier to implement, but not by much. If we do the option thing, what should
be the default? Do more people
want the VIBS ballot hidden, or visible?
email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mark S Earley
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 5:25
Subject: VIBS Voter Card Encoding
During GA Training today,
created a VIBS Voter Card by using the * method on the Encoder. Inserted into
machine in Election Mode and heard audio ballot but screen was not hidden. Did
not have a keyboard or headphone attached – none available.
Is this the expected
behavior? Did I leave out a step to make the screen go blank while voting the
audio ballot? Possibly programmed Encoder
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