Regarding voting software (fwd)

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Tue Dec 30 2003 - 14:06:35 CST

On the mockup ballot

it is only possible to deselect choices in the County Commissioner
contest (with "Reset Choices"). As Gregory suggests below, that should
be possible for all contests.

I hope to have fixed the problem he mentions.


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Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 23:30:32 -0800
From: Gregory Gadow <>
Subject: Regarding voting software

Carbon copy made to webmaster at because of
internal server error mentioned below.

I was referred to your site from after I
proposed an idea similar to what you were already doing.

I have some concerns regarding the sample ballot you present

Does the page present an HTML version of an e-ballot, or is
this the actual software? When I tried the ballot, I got an
internal server error (23:20 GMT -8:00) I tried submitting
the ballot with a few non-selected choices and some write-
ins. I understand that the software is still in development,
but I thought you should know. The error message I got had
little information; hopefully, something more meaningful is
in your logs.

Another concern is not having a race-by-race means to
deselect a choice. Often times (at least in the US), a
person will decide that none of the choices on the ballot
merit consideration, and that particular choice will be left
blank. If someone accidentally marks an option, there should
be a way to unmark that option without selecting something

Thank you for the work you are doing.

Gregory Gadow
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