sure a sales person told me that if this was not installed by Dec 31 1999 the
deal was off. Why are we still talking about
My staff and I have reviewed your letter. We think we
understand but aren't sure. So, I'm going to try to put in words what we think
it means using terms we commonly use for our elections. Let me know if we've
they get it.
2. Understanding of Mechanics:
have any moving parts (and we don't have a mechanical engineer on
staff; just one civil), but again it sounds like they understand how GEMS
However, we have a few questions left.
1. Is there a limit to the number of shadow/shadowed races or
propositions that can be assigned within a precinct? At this point, we have
one precinct in which there are seven base precincts and at least five of
these would involve shadow propositions.
2. What is the purpose of the non-service area category?
This is the
group of voters that are not in the service area (they were doing so well
up 'til now...).
3. Database #1 created two ballot styles until "printed with
precinct ID's" which then doubled the number of ballot styles generated. Is
that a manual process or is it controlled through the assignment of base
specific, it is an automatic process that is controlled though the assignment of
4. When Vickie and I were in McKinney for training last
January, we identified all base precincts for the 114 precincts in Anchorage.
I think Tyler kept a disk and gave us a copy too. Would it be possible to run
that set up with the enhanced software and send us a copy of the resulting
base precinct report? If the report can be run, will it show which service
area propositions would be shadowed within the precincts?
disk still exists, it would be possible.
On another note, I would like to thank you and the staff at
Global for your efforts to make it possible for Anchorage to use your