We have 4 counties
Prince George 2500
2 City of Bowie in Prince George
40 AVTS 8
using modem for upload
26 High/Middle School election in Montgomery
340 AVTS 54
locations no modem
November 5 General
Vopalensky, who is in Maryland and in direct contact with all the counties,
says that as it stands the two small counties, Dorchester and Alegheny, will not use
modems for the rest of the year and
the larger two are undecided. This brings us to
the question of uploading election results election night in a timely manner,
with the strong possibility that at least one of the larger counties as well as
the two smaller counties will not use modem.
As always the expectation is an almost immediate
release of election results from the time the polls close,but without modem we would have to physically
gather all the pcmcia cards from each vote center location, take them to a
central or regional site and upload each card via a limited number of AVTS units
set up to be accumulators that are networked together. At (2) minutes per card (2500 in Prince George) it will
take about 83 hours to complete the upload. Of course this is calculated on
using just one AVTS for upload but even using 20 upload machines your looking at
4 hours given no complications and that the 2 minutes per card
isn't too low an estimate.
Using the Accumulator in AVTS, allow a transfer method
of storing results onto a pcmcia card.
card that is to be used has been created and ( uniquely
encoded) in GEMS as part of a vote center.
Upload into GEMS via
networked AVTS or stand alone PCMCIA Card Reader attached to GEMS
Upload results as
quickly as possible.