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harmonyguy Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-03-08 11:58 PM
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22. Accuvote OS Ballot Specifications
Quoting from the Rev 3 -July 2006 Diebold Accuvote OS Ballot Specifications

"Scoring for folded ballots must occur in between timing marks. Scoring cannot occur anywhere on the timing marks. The scoring must align with the equal and opposite side of the ballot. For example, if the score was to start in between the 10th and 11th timing mark on the left side of the ballot, the score must then end in between the 10th and 11th timing mark on the right side of the ballot. This alignment must also occur on the reverse side of the ballot. Accurate printed image registration and ballot cutting will improve the vendor's ability to meet the specifications for ballot scoring.
NOTE: The location of score lines on the template is for convenience. Scores should be placed on the ballot to accommodate local envelope sizes. It should be noted that the fewer folds on the ballot, the better. Additionally, ballots may NOT be press printed on 'pre-scored' ballot stock."

The entire document can be found starting on page 10 of the following:
http://www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/bos/wwwroot/Attachments/e...

If I recall correctly, the issue has to do with the ability of the scanner to get an accurate reading from a surface that is not flat. In addition, if the ballot was printed using a laser printing process, there can be a tendency for the toner to flake at the point of the crease, causing other issues.

HG ;)
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