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RE: AVTS & Gems - Audit Logs


> The capability for Gems to be able to print out all of the Audit
> Log files that are created by AVTS.

We don't upload the audit files from the AccuVote, and we hadn't planned to do so for the AccuVote-TS.

We *will* upload all the ballot images, so administrators can review all the ballots and when they were cast.  This is to simulate the "paper trail" of the AccuVote.  We also upload a "reset count" so administrators can know how many times the election was started, and a copy history of the memory card (floppy). 

What other information is useful, and why?  In short, what exactly is an administrator in Johnson County going to do with 1000 audit files filled with such useful information as:

06/23/99 17:17.57 - Administrator exiting administration screen
06/23/99 17:18.11 - A ballot has been cast
06/23/99 17:19.19 - Successful transfer of results

We know the administrator exited the admin screen, how else was the election started.  We know ballots were cast, and from the ballot files we know when.  We also know the results were sent successfully, since the GEMS upload log says so.  I would really rather not fill up the database with 50 megabytes of that.  It just doesn't serve any purpose.

Having said all this, uploading the audit file is not very difficult, and we can certainly do it fairly painlessly if there is a lot of demand.  Feedback, as always, is welcome.