Since it seems that the AVTS BS software you have does not use the AccuBasic.abo files until the 4.4 release as Ken stated. The report parameters are probably embedded in your present BS software version as the default report. That means that you’re stuck with what you have unless your customer is willing to upgrade BS software to have access to a different report format via abo files.
I do know that for Gaston NC we had a change done to the old BS Station software to do just that, print a short Zero total statement that only showed one zero that indicated that all races were at zero. But this was four years ago with the old I-Mark Software.
Just offering ideas…
AVTS does not use the AccuBasic .abo files. This was implemented by Denise for the Ballot Station 4.4 release, but I don’t think Johnson will be willing to upgrade to 4.4 this year let alone August.
We’d be open to alternate creative solutions, but I can’t off the cuff think of any that wouldn’t involve a BS software upgrade.
Request an RCR to change ABO file ( this controls the format and style of all AVTS and AVOS printer Reports) to print a new Zero Report that simply states that all races for all candidates for all parties are Zero as an affidavit. And that the judge’s signature verifies that the on screen counter is indeed Zero.
Situation: For their Aug6 Primary Election, JoCoKs will have 3 advance voting locations with a total of 120 AVTS units deployed for early voting in person. In a test run it was discovered that to print the zero report from the advance voting PCMCIA election card before the polls open on the first day of voting will require at the minimum 40 minutes for each report and almost a roll of paper. (Primary election has three parties, two of which have the precinct committee people.) Also, on election day, the final report from each AVTS advanced voting unit is typically printed centrally, and we are looking at the same requirements.
JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS
AVTS: WinCE 2.1.2/BS 4.1.11
AVOS: CC 2.00g