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Re: GEMS 1.18.4 Cross Endorsement

When a candidate represents a number of parties in a multiple vote race (e.g. Vote for three), and his name appears for each of the parties he represents, could the vote boxes disappear from all instances of his name representing the other parties when a vote is entered for this candidate?  (This would eliminate the possibility of one candidate receiving three votes.)
The other candidates names would remain with vote boxes until the race is fully voted and no candidate receiving more than one vote.
Attached is a New York database.  Note "Justices of the Supreme Court" race and "Justice of the Civil Court" for example.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Clark
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 1:44 PM
Subject: GEMS 1.18.4 Cross Endorsement

GEMS 1.18.4 has the long awaited candidate cross endorsement feature.  Its pretty self-explanatory to use.  To cross endorse a candidate, select that candidate and press the new xendorse button.  Then change the voter group of the new candidate entry to the endorsement.
We have done very rudimentary tests with AVOS and BS 4.x (CC hasn't been tried).  There are a lot of local variations and rules regarding cross endorsement.  Both GEMS and the clients probably break a lot of these rules currently.  The thing to do is go through an L&A following the local customs, see what breaks, and then submit the rcr/bugtrack.  Of particular interest are counting rules (like push) and any new reporting requirements.  Now that the cross endorsement core is in place, implementing the various details will hopefully not be a huge undertaking.
I believe this is the last hurdle in the way of Pennsylvania certification.  New York will need the push variant implemented on the clients, but at least you can now lay out a NY cross endorsed ballot.

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