Sorry for the delay in responding - I've been in the air for the last several hours.
This is a brand new account and the server was delivered with 1.17.14 installed. I loaded the election DB yesterday and encountered the problem this morning. I then replaced the GEMS .exe with 1.17.15 and loaded GEMSReports 1.17.15 and still got the same error message when attempting to preview or print any pre-election reports.
By the way, thanks to everyone for your responses and for Greg, I am logging on as Administrator.