I am reading
between the lines here that they knew/calculated the election summary as
part of the manual count process.
What they could
have done was to set up a new counter group, say “manual summary”, and make
that a combined absentee. The
default vote center automatically created for that counter group will have
the one combined report precinct.
Manual enter the totals into that combined
In practice that is
a little hairy election night, since you have to unset-for-election to
create the combined report precinct.
Assuming they had other totals that didn’t have to be hand counted
and manually entered, they would have to re-upload those totals after
setting for election again.
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Lesley
November 21, 2002 12:58 PM
Subject: Manual Entry
Looking for comments as to how
else to handle this situation. Les
Tippecanoe County, IN November 5,
County printed own early voting
absentee optical scan ballots.
1700 ballots would not read and had to be counted by hand for 82
precincts. County activists
gathered volunteer staff immediately and hand tallying occurred in a
matter of hours. To produce
reports, all 1700 ballots had to be entered into GEMS for 82 precincts
through the manual entry module.
This process took 11 hours and was not completed until
As an election night interim step,
are there other alternatives for producing election night reports that do
not include manually entering full data? Apparently the MicroVote software
had an edit function that allowed election official to manually edit the
Election Summary. Was this
similar to printing the GEMS Election Summary report to file and
Customer Service Project Manager
Diebold Election Systems,
415-235-6553 (office cell)