Description: The Texas
accounts need to have the ability to print an SOVC report where any
precincts that have under five ballots cast in early voting/absentee
(absentee/cumulative counter group
selection) have only zeros
displayed in their totals fields and the totals from those
precincts then accumulated and displayed at the end of the precinct
list but before the grand total line in a line labeled "Under Fives".
This would be best implemented as a check box in the "Show Options" labeled
as "Separate Under Fives"
Motivation: Texas State Law requires that early voting/absentee results for precincts where under five ballots have
been cast cannot be released by precinct.
of the Texas Election Code
(a) Not later than the time
of the local canvass, the early voting clerk shall deliver to the local
canvassing authority a report of the total number of early voting votes for
each candidate or measure by election precinct. The report may reflect
the total for votes by mail and the total for votes by personal
The early voting clerk may not report
vote totals under Subsection (a) for an election precinct in which fewer
than five votes are cast during the early voting
Attached is a sample current SOVC and a
representation of an SOVC with "Absentee" (cumulative) counter
group and the proposed "Separate Under Fives" option selected.
Also attached is a representation of the "Under Fives" line as it should
appear on the report.
Global Election Systems