[OVC-demo-team] Problems with RII

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 00:23:41 CST

1. RII doesn't print the ballot, it merely writes a file called
ballot.ps. It needs also to issue the command:

lpr ballot.ps

so the ballot gets printed

2. Cat Catcher doesn't work right. It doesn't ask for write-ins if
two choices were selected, or if the last regular choice was
selected. What it should do is go through all the candidates until 3
are chosen. If it gets to the end before 3 candidates are chosen, it
should report the candidates, say how many the voter voted for and
how many votes are allowed, and then ask if additional candidates are
wanted. If so, go through the list again, but this time skip the
ones already chosen, but allow a(nother) write-in vote. Go through
the loop one more time if a candidate was selected and there is still
one slot left.

Better yet, if the candidate has selected a write-in candidate and
has votes left, ask the candidate to select another write-in
candidate BEFORE giving the other choices again.

3. When reviewing the selections chosen prior to printing, if someone
presses down arrow, you should ask "You have not heard all your
selections. Are you ready to print your ballot now? Yes, print my
ballot now. No, let me continue reviewing my voting selections."

4. If I go back and change a candidate in the review process, it
drops all the remaining selections, and makes me finish the rest of
the ballot. BAD. It should instead ask if I want review my ballot
selections (votes) or if I want to vote the remaining races on the

5. In the review process, if there are races I haven't voted in, it
should ask me if I want to vote in those races, and take me directly
there if I say yes.

You have not voted for Treasurer. Would you like to vote in that
race? YES/NO.


Finally, should I do this with headphones or the built-in computer speaker?

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
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