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Accu-Vote Beta Release 1.95d
- To: Support <email@example.com>
- Subject: Accu-Vote Beta Release 1.95d
- From: Guy Lancaster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 09 Feb 1999 13:06:24 -0800
- Organization: Global Election Systems Inc.
For those involved in the Minnesota elections, the latest 1.95 beta
release is available for evaluation from Ian
at the McKinney office. The release notes for the latest 1.95 changes
are attached. Please order your copies and check them out ASAP so
that we can freeze further changes and make a general release in time for
the upcoming elections.
For those not involved in the Minnesota election, we will be
incorporating these features in a merged Accu-Vote/Accu-Touch release scheduled
for this spring. 1.95 is considered an interrim release to meet Minnesota
requirements now but will be discontinued once the version 2 Precinct Count
firmware is released.
If you have voting requirements that are not currently supported,
you should ensure that they are posted to the rcr@ mailing list.
Please post one requirement per message and ensure that the subject line
gives a clear title that we can use to track the project. Fixes to
existing features should of course be posted to the support@ list.
And let's have a great year.
Title: Accu-Vote Beta Release 1.95d
Guy Lancaster <email@example.com>
Global Election Systems Inc., Victoria, B.C., Canada
Accu-Vote 2000 - Beta Release 1.95d
Revised February 9, 1999
To meet requirements of the state of Minnesota
which include reporting candidates in the order that they appear on the
ballot (the rotated order) and printing the voting center and precinct
names on the results tapes. This latest 1.95 release also incorporates
the fixes made to the the 1.94 releases. Once this release is accepted,
it will be re-issued as a general release.
The 1.95d release of the Accu-Vote firmware is
based on the 1.95c release. The precinct count upload protocol remains
compatible with all 1.9x VTS versions. The precinct count download protocol
and the memory cards are NOT compatible with previous 1.95 releases and
require an upcoming release of GEMS and new Accu-Basic (abo) files.
This is a limited Beta release for the purposes
of testing and certification and is subject to further change before being
released for general use.
Precinct Counter (PC) Release
Up to 48 characters (2 lines) of the voting center
name is now downloaded along with the poll center ID. It can be accessed
in Accu-Basic reports as VOTECTR.NAME as is done in the latest 195anoka.abo.
When printing candidates in ballot order (%USEBALLOTORDER
set to 1 in Accu-Basic), the Accu-Vote no longer sorts candidates according
to their position on the ballot so that the order may be set by GEMS.
This fixes problems with candidate order for multi-column races and landscape
(AE PC Beta 1.95d) Precinct Counter American English
Beta Release 1.95d with checksums A:857D and B:57B5 dated 99-2-8.
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Fix the problem whereby some units would occasionally
reject a ballot and then lock up with the motor running in reverse.
Fix problem whereby a ballot with a race having
only write-in candidates would report "TCAND OVERFLOW".
For single ballot primary ballots (primary election
ballots with races from different parties), if the ballot is cross voted
(i.e. races for different parties are voted), the Accu-Vote will no longer
check for blank voted partisan races.
If every race on a ballot is overvoted, the Accu-Vote
will no longer reject the ballot as being unmarked.
Memory cards will no longer be marked as corrupted.
The memory card's data is checked on insertion and before each ballot is
scanned and once a problem is detected, functionality will be restricted
until the data again checks out correctly. Since most reports of
memory card corruption are due to poor connection (dirty contacts or foreign
material blocking the contacts), the memory cards were being incorrectly
marked as corrupt.
If an upload is interrupted before a connection
is established, the Accu-Vote will no longer report that the upload was