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Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 7:35
Subject: deleting election files from
Below is a question from Johnson County
Kansas. Can anyone explain if the deleted files are actually removed
from the PCMCIA card when deleted and if not, then how these files are
"purged" from the PCMCIA cards?
We have been deleting the old election off the PC cards before
loading the new election, which
would be our practice even if it was
not necessary to do so in GEMS.
However, it appears to Kris that the old election is not truly
renamed as a different file.
Is that the case and if so, we are concerned
that eventually the
PC card will become too full and will not allow further
It would be disastrous if this should occur on election day.
Our old system used "cartridges" that were cleared and reprogrammed
election. We used the same cartridges over and over
again for 14 years.
Would you please investigate for us and let us