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Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002
Election Report - City Norfolk, Va
an After Election Report for the City of Norfolk, VA.
City of Norfolk was new account with 55 precincts.
into the field, 245 AVTS voting units, 55 AVTS demo units and 2 AVTS-OS
units. Election Day was the 7th of May 2002.
acceptance testing, we found 3 units that had the continuous boot
problem. We had another two that would not boot at all, and we had one
where only the bottom PCMCIA slot would work. Of, course these units were
sent for repair prior to the election.
8 AVTS units that would not release the Voter Card after voting. It
appears to be the same problem that was experienced in Shelby County,
TN. On 5 of these units, the problem was intermittent, but was still a
problem. So, we had to take these units out of service.
problems with 11 AVTS voting booths. It appears that in four of the
booths, the booth power cord, that plugs into the AVTS unit was not
working. Therefore, after 7 hours of voting, those units ran out of
juice. We had to plug them directly into a wall socket and bypass the
booth. We had tested the booth plug-in outlet of these booths, they were
working properly, but apparently the AVTS booth power cord that plugs into the
AVTS unit was not. One booth handle was broken. On three on the
booths, the outer locking latch is broken. On the last three, the metal
bracing bracket was bent. I can see the metal bracing bracket attached to
the legs is going to be a problem. It is very flimsy. Are
there replacement parts for the booths??
booths and AVTS units will be shipped back to McKinney for maintenance and
were other minor problems with poll workers deleting their Spyrus with the
Manager Card. We will re-address this at future training sessions.
than the few items mentioned above, the election was a great success. We
were able to modem upload all but 15 precincts, this is more than
expected. Accumulating results, AccuVote-OS, reporting all went great.