understand how this has always been set aside as a backburner issue. I like
Rob's ingenuity. I have been working here since early June on trying to get
the ballots down to one pagers. All 30 counties have been facing the
saving grace was that one of the amendments fell off the ballot, unfortunately
after many weeks of effort by many people, so most counties ended up with one
pagers . Still, there is no white space and the 18 inch ballots are packed full.
The key problem is there were eleven (now 10) amendments, one amendment is
in excess of 520 words, and some counties have spanish language
counties that do have 2 page ballots have the english/spanish translations, and
the ballots are 18 inch, front, back, front, back. I went so far as to
suggest to the governing association of the SOEs here that they get part of the
amendment text placed off ballot onto a separate sheet of paper, but it did not
fly with the legislature.
attached 2 page ballot from Osceola County. I did not lay this one out myself,
but you can see the problem. Maybe the ability to do paper ballots in specific
languages will help the situation.
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2002 To: Support Subject: Multi-page ballots and turnout
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 situation?
I’d like to hear from
all interested parties on this.Here are a few comments of my own.
have always been weak in many ways in GEMS.You should avoid them at nearly all
costs. Have a look at the lengths
Rob Chen went to avoid them in California –
This has an
interesting feedback loop however.People avoid multi-card elections at all costs because GEMS multi-card
support is weak.That makes
multi-card elections very rare.Since multi-card elections are very rare, improving GEMS is always a
low priority relative to common pressing problems. So GEMS multu-card support remains weak.Rinse,
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.
Right.You have reinvented the standard
operating procedure. A
jurisdiction-wide race will always give you the numbers they
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
indeed.SOVC should show the percent as
well.I will create a new RCR to
that effect and get this assigned.
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