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RE: AVTS-R6 Demonstration Module

Maybe it is me, but I see something completly different.  In my world the demonstration module would me something that the voters could watch while standing in the check in line.  It would be an annimation that would show all aspects of the voting process without the voters interaction.  You could use a voice explaining the process and suggesting options to the voters to such as to request a magnified or vibs ballot.  It would have to be short enough not to interfere with the check in process, but long enough to explain how to use the system in enough detail to someone who is already hesitant.   It could run in a continuous loop.  If  you want it could be a button on the insert card screen,  like the help button on directory terminials in the mall.
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rcr@dieboldes.com [mailto:owner-rcr@dieboldes.com]On Behalf Of Steve Knecht
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 12:16 AM
To: rcr@dieboldes.com
Subject: Re: AVTS-R6 Demonstration Module

I'd envisioned a "famous names" type of ballot with the demo button on the first screen.  Some sort of "default" data that is always downloaded from GEMS to the PCMCIA card.  It  could utilize the colors, TSText defaults, etc of the ballots in use, but utilize some sort of default demo data ballot.  If that is too complicated and its easier to use the real ballot data, then I think it needs to be thought thru more, because it would be too political to use real ballot data from that eleciton.
This ballot would incorporate a few candidate races with a write-in option, a few measures, the summary screen, but just be a demonstration ballot only. I hadn't thought it should require a another special card actually.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Clark
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 10:58 AM
Subject: RE: AVTS-R6 Demonstration Module

These are good suggestions.  We need some filling in a couple of blanks though.


If it is a “DEMONSTRATION” button, what ballot does the voter get?  Does it matter that they get their actual ballot, or can we just pick the first ballot?  If the requirement is for their ballot, what is the interface?  Do we list all ballots on another screen?  Is that really practical?


Similar question for the “DEMO” card.  Does the demo card just pick a random ballot, or does the poll worker program the ballot onto the card?  We could of course put a flag on the card to put it in “demo” mode, but that will mean a new checkbox on the card creation screen and a new magic key on the Card Manager (aka Spyrus).  That is not necessarily a big deal programmatically, but can users handle these flags?  I have visions of 1% of real voters being given demo cards by accident, and then ignoring the red blinking light on the cast vote screen telling them they aren’t really voting.





-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rcr@dieboldes.com [mailto:owner-rcr@dieboldes.com] On Behalf Of Steve Knecht
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 7:10 PM
To: rcr@dieboldes.com
Subject: Re: AVTS-R6 Demonstration Module


How about a DEMONSTRATION button right on the front page of the first

display?  That would allow all machines to be used and allow pollworkers to

assist voters in a demonstration environment.  If that seems too accessible,

then perhaps a "demo" voter card? for the precinct.


Anyway, some way to give a demo to the voter is a great idea and needed.

----- Original Message -----

From: "Lesley Thompson" <lesley@dieboldes.com>

To: <rcr@dieboldes.com>

Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 2:15 PM

Subject: AVTS-R6 Demonstration Module



> Johnson County has requested a separate Demonstration Module outside the

> Testing Module.  In the April election, demonstration units were deployed


> every vote center and we had an enormous amount of trouble keeping them in

> the proper mode to act as a demo unit.   Is there a way to have a

> "demonstration loop" that does not allow a user to "go back too far" and


> up outside the demonstration area?  Something really simple and