Does the AVTS
print a totals report on start-up if there are ballots counted? I
suspect that like the AVOS it doesnít which would indicate that the poll
workers failed to notice that no zero totals report was
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:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ken
Sent: November 22,
2002 11:16 AM
Subject: RE: City's original vote
totals flawe[email@example.com] d
The thing I donít
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. Itís 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 donít
like blaming pollworkers in cases like this, as the article seems to
do. The software needs to suck less.
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November 21, 2002
Subject: City's original vote totals
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City's original vote totals flawed
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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