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I see this type of thing all the time using an HP Laserjet 2100 Series PCL
in Alameda County. I reported it to Tab in August. He was sure at the time
it wasn't GEMS. I reloaded the HP driver without help. I have just lived
with it. The "voter comment" will change to something else the next time
you boot up. I finally went to printing off PDF reports to avoid it.
Since it is printing off something in the GEMS Database, I thought it was in
GEMS as well, but apparently it may not be. I've had no fix for 7 months
and I'm not sure what to do about it either.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff Hintz <email@example.com>
To: Bugs List (E-mail) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 1:52 PM
Subject: FW: VoterComment
> Tom Schuhler from GBS sent me this e-mail below. They were using GEMS
> 1.17.7 and a HP 4000 printer. I asked him if he knew what the printer
> properties were set at, but could not tell me. Unfortunately, I do not
> a HP 4000 printer to try and duplicate this problem. I told him, that it
> possibly was something set within the printer properties and not coming
> GEMS. Has anyone else seen this problem, or something similar???
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Schuhler [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 11:38 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: VoterComment
> On Election Night, 4/3/01, at DuPage County, Illinios, the text
> "VoterComment" printed in the center of each page of the first GEMS
> Summary Report that was printed. The content of this report appeared to
> correct other than the fact that "VoterComment" was printed in the center
> the each page overlaying whatever happened to be in the center of that
> This report was printed before any memory cards were uploaded.
> When the final GEMS Election Summary Report was printed after all memory
> cards were uploaded, the landscape option for the report was selected.
> text "VoterComment" did NOT appear on the final report. It is also
> important to note that we did not notice this text on any GEMS Election
> Summary Reports we printed during DuPage pre-election testing prior to
> "VoterComment" is a field in the ChallengeVoter Table of the GEMS
> I'm not sure what this field or table is used for.
> Do you have any idea why we saw "VoterComment"? (Cathi Smothers of Global
> was at DuPage on Election Night. I believe she saw the problem report but
> did not know the cause. However, she might be able to provide additional
> Tom Schuhler