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RE: AVTS 4.0.7 - Heading Font size changes on different ballots

It is a point of contention with the State of Florida.  The State of Florida has to have this fixed before we can continue with the phase 2 testing.  When I spoke to Mike Lindsey this morning, he is unwilling to schedule the next step until this issue is resolved.  The Florida SOS says this is a requirement to be fixed.  I would like to get back with Mike for scheduling this afternoon.  Do you have an estimate as to when this will be ready.


I believe that everyone knows the importance of getting to the second phase of testing.





Larry J. Dix

Vice President of Operations

Global Election Systems


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-bugtrack@dieboldes.com [mailto:owner-bugtrack@dieboldes.com]On Behalf Of Ken Clark
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 11:32 AM
To: bugtrack@dieboldes.com
Subject: RE: AVTS 4.0.7 - Heading Font size changes on different ballots


From: owner-bugtrack@dieboldes.com [mailto:owner-bugtrack@dieboldes.com]On Behalf Of Jeff Hintz
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:43 AM


This creates an additional line of test and the final race in the column has the Header Font size decreased in order to fit.  The point of contention was that this should not automatically be made smaller, but should have forced this race to appear in the next column. 


This is by design -- we even do it with paper ballots.  The idea is that its better to squish a race a little than to waste all the ballot real estate in the rest of the column.  Back in the VTS days it used to be SOP to print out a ballot and then play with the font settings to fit races into columns.


If its a "point of contention", I we could make the amount we are willing to cram configurable.  That would probably be a good idea just in principle -- I have never been comfortable with the hard-coded cram factor even with paper.  Some folks will tolerate more cramming than others(1).


That said, what is the basis for the contention?  I have seen statutes that say that candidate fonts need to be the same size within a race so that candidates are given a fair shake, but never that races have to be the same font.  If this is a statute in Florida, please quote the section so we have it on record.




(1)  Florida will want it set low, Five-Point-Frank will want it set high