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<br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />City of Charlottesville Electoral Board <br />Meeting of January 23, 2018 <br /> <br /> <br />The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 5:55 p.m. in the office of the <br />Charlottesville General Registrar. Those present were Electoral Board members Anne <br />Hemenway (Chair), Jon Bright (Vice Chair), and Jim Nix (Secretary), General Registrar, <br />Rosanna Bencoach, Deputy Registrar Katie Mauller and Assistant Registrar Melissa <br />Morton. <br /> <br />On a motion by the Vice-chair, seconded by the Secretary, the agenda was approved <br />unanimously without change. <br /> <br />On a motion by the Vice-chair, seconded by the Chair, the minutes of the December 5, <br />2017 meeting were approved unanimously without change. <br /> <br />Public Comment <br /> <br />No members of the public were present for this meeting. <br /> <br />Rebecca Quinn could not attend the meeting, but had emailed a question inspired by <br />issues which arose during recent election recounts in other parts of the state. She <br />asked how the Registrar and/or Board ensure that voters are assigned to the correct <br />districts. The Registrar explained that she had explored different ways of verifying <br />district assignments for City voters using reports on the public state website and <br />available from VERIS (including one check similar to a report provided when the <br />pollbook is prepared). She had replied to Ms. Quinn (copying the Board) with a brief <br />description of these methods and confirmation that all voters in the City of <br />Charlottesville are currently assigned to the correct Congressional, State Senate and <br />House of Delegates districts. <br /> <br />Report of the General Registrar <br /> <br />The Registrar distributed a written report to the Board members and several items in the <br />report prompted questions. The Chair expressed concern about the fact that the three <br />senior members of the staff, including the General Registrar, have been scheduled to <br />participate in an eight day supervision and leadership class at PVCC. These all-day <br />sessions will take place during seven weeks in February and March and the chair <br />questioned the wisdom of leaving the office with no members of the full-time staff <br />present during these training days. This concern was shared by the other two Board <br />members and the Registrar was directed to reduce participation in this training to