To clarify, Johnson county uses the "count test" mode so they do not have to reprogram demonstration voter cards. They use a dummy "famous names" type of ballot on a separate station for demonstration. They also do not use Spyrus.
It seems we have three options.
Card Manager option: Set the demonstrator machine into election mode. Could we allow for multiple elections with the upcoming card manager? The poll workers could then recreate voter cards for the demonstration unit at will and also be able to use the same card manager for the current election. (Jurisdictions which use Spyrus can now program the demonstration voter card into the Spyrus in addition to the voter cards for the current election)
GEMS option: Define the election as "Demonstration" in GEMS. When so defined, the Touch Screen unit should allow multiple use of a voter card when in election mode. "DEMONSTRATION ELECTION" should be displayed on the "Insert Ballot" screen, if not all screens.
Ballot Station option: Place a "Demonstration" button on the instruction page. When the voter presses this, go through an animated sequence such as a hand and finger voting a nonsense ballot, returning on its own back to the instruction page.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Ken Clark
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 12:59 PM
Subject: RE: AVTS-R6 Demonstration Module