----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 4:02
Subject: new encoder with 1.1.3
I have found the following when using the new
"Diebold Voter Card Encoder" with 1.1.3 during training in
From the encoder I created the following "voter
cards"; ("M") magnified ballot, ("VM") visual magnified, and
("VH") visual hidden
The units were set in election mode and the cards
were voted then re-inserted to clear and program again.
When you re-insert the ("M") voter card the
display on the encoder reads M "create"
When you re-insert the ("VM") voter card the
display on the encoder reads VM "create"
When you re-insert the ("VH") voter card the
display on the encoder reads VH "clear"
Correct me if I am wrong, but when you re-insert
the card for re-programming it should simply say "clear", then you select
"yes", then it should say "create", it should not have the codes,(M, VM, VH)
there at all. The way it is now, you can NOT clear the voter card, if
you have selected one of the codes. You can create a new card as long
as you are going to use one of the codes, i.e., "M", "VM",
This was confusing for my students, in that once
they created a card with one of the codes, they could not re-use that card as
a regular voter card, meaning not able to access a regular
Pleas let me know if I need to post this to the
bugtrack once it is back in action.
Rodney D. Turner