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Multi-page ballots and turnout percentages
How have people
handled Election Night Reporting in accounts with multi-page ballots? The
Turnout percentages are misleading as everyone knows. What have others done or expect to do in this
I am considering
advising the counties to turn off the Cards Cast feature, and keeping the Times,
Totals, and Registered Voters options turned on. This will put the county-wide
races near the beginning of the reports, giving an accurate appraisal of the
numbers of voters. This will work well on the Summary Reports where the Times
Voted for each race gives a percentage.
The SOVC Report
does not have a comparable percentage
stat on it within the races. Most users are used to the SOVC showing the
Turnout percentage in the third column, and turning this feature off will likely
upset them and the reporters they serve.
One workaround is
to export the precinct results, import into Excel, massage the formatting and
use the times counted for countywide
races as the turnout. For one county this will be manageable. For many counties and remote
support, this will be problematic.
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