Tari Runyan wrote:
Guy - you need to unset for election
to add a new vote center A technical detail that I'm sure
could be overcome if this was the direction that we wanted to take. :)
> - thereby To restate the request:
add an option in the supervisor functions to selectively clear counters by
precinct. A few questions:
clearing all the results so a Okay to clear precinct 102 on the memory =
> >> card in Sup functions seems more logical and less
> >> problematic to me. IMHO
> >> Tari
1) What do we do about the public ballot counter and the card counters
(which are not uploaded but which appear on the AV reports)? a) Leave
as is, b) reset them to zero, or c) try to adjust them for the cleared
ballots (not possible if ballots are shared between precincts).
after you clear a precinct (assumming
you are still in election mode) and signal to recount the precinct a new
zero tape would print ( for that precinct ) locking any activity out
to the other precincts already counted- then you would count the precinct
again - feed ender card and get results - then proceed with regular
upload - does that sound feasible ?
2) How serious would it be if someone accidentally cleared the wrong
precinct? it would require
Should we warn that this should be done only on a backup copy?
can this be uploaded easily?
If the results have not been uploaded, do we make it more difficult
to clear the counters? not
necessarily For clearing the memory card we
require that the operator re-enter the password and re-confirm the clearing
3) What kind of audit trail do we need? I think one on the memory card tape as well as on the system
log would be sufficient
We currently have an audit
log entry for clearing the counters but there is no way that we could record
which subset of counters was cleared. Would printing something on the
tape be sufficient?
4) When is this *required*? ideally I
would love to have some testing time before the november elections - End of
June would allow all of July to test and give us leeway before november art
goes to printers .
I'm trying to get out a V2 release RSN (i.e. the next few weeks) so
maybe we could try this out in that version.
[Skip the rest unless you're keen on the details.]
For the prompt sequence, how about:
CLEAR COUNTERS &
put in something that tells us - Card
uploaded ok to clear counters?
clear all counters? then
clear precinct 101?
clear precinct 102?
then, reset precinct 102 to 0?
keep other totals ?
If not uploaded then you get the following and a NO response exits the
DO YOU HAVE A
If NO to the previous then you are prompted for each precinct (or poll)
where n is the precinct (or poll) ID.
If clearing individual precincts, the memory card label is printed once
as a header and then for each cleared precinct it prints: