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  •  I did enter my driver's license (10+ / 0-)

    and tried it with capital letters and lower-case.
    Did the same with my name.
    My new voter ID card has my name spelled correctly, so I doubt it would be incorrect on the records.

    I tried it 4 separate times to be sure and it stated 'no records found'.

    I am waiting for Mr.AzBlue to return to check on his status.

    All we need is LOVE!

    by arizonablue on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 01:40:09 PM PDT

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    •  If they didn't have this system before (5+ / 0-)
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      arizonablue, Wee Mama, SuWho, elwior, Odysseus

      I'd say the system is screwed up.

      Searching for things in a database (which is what they're doing) is almost an art. And the more terms you use, the more prone the search is to logic errors.

      Which is what I suspect it has.

      Use an 'and' where it should be an 'or' and you find nothing. Or too many things.

      So it might be looking for drivers license # AND voter ID # rather than OR. Miss putting one in, and you don't find anything - when you should.

      Or the programming logic is wrong, and it's bouncing out of the search at the wrong point.

      Or maybe they don't even HAVE drivers license #s to search on them. Or that has to be fed out to another system and THAT isn't finding what it's supposed to, or the names don't exactly match and it tosses it out.

      Like I said, without knowing how it's set up there are so many places it could fail it's a surprise it works at all.

      Which it might not. You don't know.

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