Does the AVTS print a
totals report on start-up if there are ballots counted? I suspect that
like the AVOS it doesn’t which would indicate that the poll workers failed to
notice that no zero totals report was printed.
I doubt that we want
a software change to detect this condition (i.e. first start-up each day or
similar) so we need to depend on poll worker procedures to detect
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ken
22, 2002 11:16
Subject: RE: City's original vote totals
The thing I don’t get
about the article is what happened to the zero totals tape. That is the
first thing you do in the morning, and every poll worker has to sign it.
It’s not like you can miss 37 test ballots.
Was this a matter of
the operating procedure being to not print the tape b/c it is too long?
If this is the case, we really have to get this situation improved by
implementing a proper summary report on the AVTS. This has been done for
the 4.4 release, if it is any consolation. I don’t like blaming
pollworkers in cases like this, as the article seems to do. The software
needs to suck less.
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When all the vote tabulations were finally completed the morning after the Nov. 5 general election, unofficial totals from Columbus' first use of the new voting system were released for publication.
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