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Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 2:59
Subject: RE: BallotStationCE-4-1-0-2
Count Test voted VIBS voter card
Test. Insert a voted VIBS voter card at the voter card insertion
prompt. The touch screen displays a 'Loading Ballot' message for an
extended period of time, and no audio message is played back, indicating
that the voter card has already been voted.
The 188.8.131.52 ballot station is hard
coded to VIBS. The next release will recognize VIBS flagged voter
cards. Voted cards will be rejected as pre usual, without playing
There is no such thing as a "voted
VIBS voter card". That concept does not make sense: the previous
voter who voted the card may or may not have been visually
What I meant was a voter card
that had been used to vote, and had not been re-programmed. Whether
the previous voter voted using an audio ballot should be irrelevant, since a
voter card may be interchangeably programmed for both visual and audio
We could play some audio
unconditionally for rejected cards. If the headphones are not plugged
in, that would mean everyone in the vote center would hear the
message. I am not sure whether that is a win. Comments?
I guess it would play the error in
English (like the onscreen message) whether the voter understood
English or not. 'Course we could ask to voter to select their
language before rejecting the card.
Can't the audio message be
played only if the headphones are plugged in - can this be detected?
If not, the message indicating that the ballot has already been cast may be
displayed visually, in English. What is the chance that a blind,
non-English speaking voter will attempt to cast a ballot twice? In any
case, assistance for such voters should always be close at