Sent: Thursday, May 16,
2002 6:33 PM
Subject: After Election
Report - City Norfolk, Va
This is an After
Election Report for the City of Norfolk, VA.
The 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.
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.
We had 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.
We had 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??
The booths and AVTS
units will be shipped back to McKinney for maintenance and
There were other
minor problems with poll workers deleting their Spyrus with the Manager
Card. We will re-address this at future training
Other 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