(Verified with Ballot Station 4.1.6, 4.1.13, and 4.3.11)
event of memory card failure during an election, use the following procedure to
restore the election results archived on the AccuVote-TS unit to a new memory
Identify the vote center data on the failed card using the information printed
on its label. Note the vote center’s name, VCenter ID, Machine, Version
and Copy number.
The following step assumes you have launched GEMS and opened the election
database. It also assumes you have correctly configured a connection from the
GEMS host computer to an AccuVote-TS unit loaded with a blank PCMCIA memory
the GEMS host, open the GEMS AccuVote-TS Server 2 console. Using the
information noted from the label of the failed memory card, identify the
instance of the vote center to redownload.
Select the vote center, click the Queue button, click the Ports tab and click
the Start button to download the vote center data to the new memory card.
you download the data, the copy number in the AccuVote-TS Server 2 console will
increment by one.
Insert the new memory card with the new copy of the vote center data into the
AccuVote-TS unit containing the election results you want to restore. Power on
the AccuVote-TS unit.
Insert the Supervisor card into the card reader, enter the Supervisor password,
and touch the Election Archives button to display the Election Archives window.
the Elections list, select the CurrentElection file located in Backup.
Touch All Machines to display all copies of all archive files associated with
the selected CurrentElection in the Archived Results list. Touch all
Directories to display the files in Backup and Main.
refers to flash memory on the AccuVote-TS unit and “Main” refers to the
PCMCIA memory card.
the Archived Results list, select the file located in Backup that you would
like to restore, then touch the Restore button under the Archived Results
Machine ID of the archive file to restore will be the same as the Machine ID of
the selected CurrentElection file, and the Copy number of this file will be one
less than the Copy number of the selected CurrentElection file. The archive
file to restore will also have the greatest Number of Records, and will be the
most recently modified file.
A dialog will appear, warning you that
this action will replace the current elections file with the selected file.
9) To restore the
election touch the OK button to the confirmation prompt that appears.
Note: If a second dialog
box appears, warning you that you are about to replace a file with a different Machine
ID, ignore this warning and click OK.
Restoring and loading
prompts are displayed momentarily, and control returns to the Archived Election
Results window. The restored election is then assigned to Main as well copied to Backup.
10) Touch the Done button
once the election has been restored to return to the Supervisor Functions
screen. The results file is restored to election mode in which the results were