----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 5:00
Subject: RE: AccuVote-OS 1.96.2 corrupt
Okay, this is
pretty potentially serious. Nel (and anyone else), can you please try a
couple of other databases to narrow it down a little. Does this happen
with any run-of-the-mill database, or is there something special about this
one that causes corruption? Since it got through Wyle (correct?) I
wonder whether there isn't something quirky about the database. Or is it
possible we went through the process without actually testing reject?
I will track this down, but
it is going to take a bit to get a AVOS development environment up. I
suggest people avoid 1.96.2 in the mean time. Are any accounts actually
Memory cards programmed to
1.96.2 firmware from the attached database consistently generate corrupt
count messages when fed ballots marked in violation of ballot return
conditions defined in the database. These include blank voted race,
blank voted card and overvote. These corruption messages do not occur
when ballots are fed that have been properly marked.
This behavior does not occur
with 1.94x and 1.95e firmware.