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Re: R6 Straight Party One Touch to change vote

The Straight party voting for the AVTS unit works as follows:
    There are tow methods of processing straight party votes. 1) is the "default" method and 2) is the "PAStraight Party" option (explicit).
    1) works as follows:
        When you select a party in a straight party race it first clears all votes in endorsed races and then selects those candidates that match the party.  If the result if a fully voted race then all the other candidates are disabled.  You can then go and deselect the voted candidate and select another. 
    2) works the same except that if you have already voted for any candidate in an endorsed race the straight party vote is not applied to that race.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: R6 Straight Party One Touch to change vote

Nel: Isn't this normal for a straight party race, and reflects what is done on an OS unit. You can vote straight party and any opposing (other party) candidates in a particular race. does it then count as the accuvote does - all straight party votes are counted unless there is a different selection in a particular race?
Thanks: Don B

Nel Finberg wrote:

As an elaboration on this, the straight party choice effects the selection of all candidates endorsed by the straight party selected, however, the voting areas next to each candidate are not disabled with the straight party selection.  As a result, it is possible to select alternate candidates without disabling the initial straight party choice, but once the alternate candidate is selected in a race, all voting areas in the race are disabled (provided the number of candidates selected is equal to the number to vote for). Nel
----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Dix
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 3:01 PM
Subject: R6 Straight Party One Touch to change vote
On the R6 with a Harris County, TX ballot, I selected straight party.It properly marked the party I selected, but when I went into the ballot, I then could change a vote by simply touching a candidate of a different party.The point I am making is that I did not have to touch the “Red X’ to remove the vote before I selected a vote for another candidate.This sounds like a requirement that Pennsylvania had in changing a vote with “One Touch”.

Larry J. Dix

Vice President of Operations

Global Election Systems