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At our car show last year, our President and I counted up the resuts by hand. There HAS to be a better way of doing that!! At our last show meeting, someone suggested a scantron machine (I have access to one). How about using a computer? Anyone have any wisdom about this?
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This is always the topic of a debate when you're putting together a show. Most clubs get a group of people sequestered away and they count the ballots manually as they come in. If you start collecting ballots at about mid-point of the show and have someone bring them in once in a while, you can get it done in not a lot of time.

The advantages of a computer tally are speed of tallying and that you can generate winner's sheets with names, car type, etc that can be used for announcing. You still usually need one person to man the machine and key in the data, which presents a large time-soak.

Most shows I've been involved with in the past few years have been some combination of the two (manual and PC). I have my own thoughts on some alternate uses of the computer, but I won't continue to bore my audience here. Send a PM if you're interested.
 

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That's how we do it at our shows. We have three people count the ballots or add the points, depending on the class. The results are cross-checked and once confirmed they are entered into the computer program. That way, when I have to announce the results I have a great printout of name, car year and type, and award by class. It makes my job a whole lot easier! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
 
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