Re: [OVC-demo-team] Problems with RII

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 10:38:10 CST

OK, I was testing it out and didn't know the script. :-) That may
happen with a reporter.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 8:29 AM -0800 3/25/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
>We are doing a "scripted demo," as Fred puts it. The software doesn't have
>to be perfect.
>
>For the RII, we may want to consider having a blind person (Cory has such
>friends) that will demonstrate the system. If one of them can get through
>it, print a ballot, and put it in the privacy folder unassisted then we all
>applaud. If a reporter wants to try it, we walk them through it and avoid
>problem areas.
>
>Alan
>
>
>
>> This is why I so badly wanted people to test the RII earlier...
>> It doesn't feel good to start rewriting too much of the code a
>> week before the demo.
>>
>> What changes do you consider necessary for the demo?
>>
>>
>> On Wed, 24 Mar 2004, Arthur Keller wrote:
>>
>> > 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
>> >
>>
>> This is prepared for, and easily enabled.
>>
>>
>> > 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.
>>
>> ??? I don't recognize this behavior at all. Are you sure that was
>> what happened?
>>
>>
>> > 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.
>> >
>>
>> Do you mean replacing the write-in just entered!? Or do you mean
>> selecting one more write-in candidate? That isn't allowed within the
>> scope of the demo, I believe.
>>
>>
>> > 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
>> > ballot.
>> >
>>
>> It doesn't remove any selections other than in the contest you changed.
>>
>> After every change made, while in the review process, you are given
>> the option to listen to the selection, or print the ballot and exit.
>>
>> There is also one instruction that has been forgotten: when in the
>> review process (contest level), you have a way out using the up arrow.
>>
>>
>> > 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.
>> >
>>
>> A lot of your suggestions make sense. I'm not sure there is time to
>> implement them, though.
>>
>> /Jan
>>

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