----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 11:52
Subject: Re: AVTS Early Voting
Steve: It's not so much polling places we're
concerned about as Early Voting sites.
I'm didn't know there would be a
hardware configuration difference between the two. I thought that
polling places and early voting sites shared the same database
Are you saying that polling places
with multiple languages (Chinese graphics included) could fit their database
onto a 1.44MB floppy?
in point - the 3-language, 38 race Alameda County database creates an 87 kb
.dld file. While polling places need only store one or several ballot
styles, early voting sites hold ballot styles for the entire election, thus a
much greater size.
Would the polling place
database never exceed the size of a 1.44MB floppy?
Ian: You just don't know when
you'll need a floppy or and Imation disk. It sounds like this
should be a requirement on laptop pollbooks. It's an extra on
existing PollBooks, but will be standard on future PollBooks
Ken: That would be a waste for non-VIBS
polling places. This was explained at length at least once