I believe what Tari is trying to say is "if you set the AccuVote to use a feeder, it will stop on write-ins." She is also indicating that even though the AccuVote is set in Feeder mode, she does not have a feeder attached to the AccuVote. It is probably operating on a table top.
In feeder mode, the AccuVote stops on any error or programmed exception, displays a message, and requires a response to continue. Unless a ballot is jammed in the reader, the last ballot on the outstack is the reference for the message. The central count firmware is already able to stop on write-ins when in the feeder mode. I believe there needs to be a flag set in GEMS to accommodate that feature.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
Of Ken Clark
Sent: October 19, 2001 1:49 PM
Subject: RE: GEMS 1-17-5 CC not Stopping on Writeins
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
> Of Tari Runyan
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 10:43 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: GEMS 1-17-5 CC not Stopping on Writeins
> If you see the accuvote to use feeder it will stop -
> I did this in Adams
> and am not using feeders.
Its unusual to sort writeins without a feeder using central count. Are you
sure Adams was doing that?