christine c reid
Frequent Voting Rights Forum Participant
Post Number: 525
Best of Black Box? N/A
|Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 6:03 am: |
A quick heads up to a very thorough and interesting report provided by Jill LaVine, ROV in Sacramento County, CA. They opted to send ballots to central counting when --during L&A conducted after preventative maintenance -- inconsistencies in ballot acceptance were found.
NOTE: here's a link to the first document -- it's posted in a series of posts, one after another, in this California news story thread:
ES&S says that DAC calibration is not part of PM, even though it is in a generic list of PM items in an ES&S M100 manual posted here at BBV, so help in clarifying when/why/how often the DAC calibration is checked would be useful to know.
The report cites inexperienced techs doing work on the machines, and also the fact that ES&S had made a ballot printing spec update that quite a few customers didn't appear to have received. It was critical in unraveling why the ballots in this election were rejected, when they weren't in the past.
If for no other reason, read this report because the persistence, care in researching and writing, and clearcut recommendations for the future are imho a definite model that we can only hope others emulate.