----- 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? Doubtfull.
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 running 1.96.2?
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
This behavior does not
occur with 1.94x and 1.95e firmware.