----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 1:36
Subject: RE: GEMS 1-17-5 CC not Stopping
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.
This is do-able. The
AccuVote doesn't have any feedback that a feeder is on top of it or
not. In feeder mode, the AccuVote is just feeding ballots
straight through, (instead of stopping, reversing, ejecting as it would in
Ballot Box mode) and also sending an enable/disable signal to it's deflector
connector. All the AccuVote wants is a ballot to be fed into the
reader. It doesn't care by what method.
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
Of Ken Clark
Sent: October 19, 2001 1:49 PM
Subject: RE: GEMS 1-17-5 CC not Stopping on
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Of Tari Runyan
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 10:43
> 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
> and am not using feeders.
Its unusual to sort writeins
without a feeder using central count. Are you
sure Adams was doing