I think there is a bug here that might help a bit. In the TSText directory, there is a file RVD_NoVotesRecordButtonText.rtf. It is supposed to say "Cast Blank Ballot". It instead says “Cast Ballot”. If we make it say the right thing, then at least the user would be making a pretty obvious choice when pressing the button.
The most recent cast blank ballot text should look like:
You are about to cast a BLANK BALLOT,
which means you have not voted
a candidate or Issue.
Touch Review Ballot to go back to vote
Touch Cast [Blank] Ballot to vote a blank ballot
(the [Blank] part is my edit). This seems to be pretty big/obvious from here. Is this what they are seeing on the screen?
The VIBS warning is a good point. It is a trivial change, notwithstanding the fact that I don’t know who is responsible for recording the new audio. We’ll include this in 4.4.1.
The State of Maryland would like the warning text for a blank ballot to be
larger and also the audio to give a warning of a pending blank ballot.
Maybe a blank ballot warning should be a full page warning and require voter
action to cast the ballot.
Maryland Project Manager