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Deletion of Registered write-in candidates with counts causes problem
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Clark" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 16:38
Subject: RE: Deletion of Registered write-in candidates
> Good catch, I had forgot about that issue. It is really hard to get
> this right. You can't just "check for zero counters" because someone
> sitting at the theoretical bank of manual entry terminals down the hall
> might be just about to post counters for that registered write-in.
> And if there are counters, then what?
> One solution is to create a poster job to clear counters for a given
> candidate. Post that job when they delete the registered write-in. If
> they are set-for-election, we might give the user a head's up that any
> results will get clobbered. The difficult part here is that you have to
> update the race undervote and blank stats, but you don't actually have
> enough information to do that correctly.
> What GEMS needs is a "write-in processing" subsystem to deal with all of
> this. This is not a trivial problem at all.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
> Talbot Iredale
> Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 1:46 PM
> To: devel
> Subject: Deletion of Registered write-in candidates
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 2:00 PM
> Subject: CVS Update: GEMS
> > CVSROOT: /home/cvs
> > Module name: GEMS
> > Repository: ./
> > Changes by: email@example.com.(none) 02/04/29 14:00:00
> > Modified files:
> > ./: Tag: v1-18-stable RaceEditor.cpp
> > Log message:
> > Allow deletion of Registered-Writein candidates after Cards-Layed-Out.
> > The reason we did not allow registered write-ins to be deleted was that
> > may have counts associated with this. As a minimum we need to check
> > are no counts for the registered write-in candidate. To be completely
> > we need to ensure there are no poster jobs queued or being posted also.
> > Tab