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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 05:09 PM
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114. canvass reports.
Edited on Sun Mar-13-05 05:10 PM by skids
...can come in many forms. In the punchcard counties these may be referred to also as "numbered key canvass" which refers to a specific printout/file format which the machines use.

The "precinct report" is needed to get precinct level data
Some of them (they all should, but...) contain the total ballots cast
Some of them (they all should, but...) contain separate overvote/undervote numbers.

If you can get a "ballot group detail" version of the "precinct report" if will break the vote down separately between absentee, provisional, and booth votes (and maybe separate federal absentee). These are harder to get both because sometimes the BOE's themselves don't know how or aren't familiar with using them, and also because when you break out small groups of voters like this it often runs the risk of exposing information about how an individual voter voted (that is, if you were the only one in your precinct to vote absentee, and someone knew this, then they would know how you voted.)

See for more info.
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