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<br />1 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />City of Charlottesville Electoral Board <br />Meeting of April 24, 2018 <br /> <br /> <br />The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 12:02 pm 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, Election Manager Melissa Morton <br />and Voter Equipment Technician Raenell Lockley. <br /> <br />On a motion by the Vice-chair, seconded by the Chair, the agenda was approved <br />unanimously with one change, the addition of a discussion on the Voting Equipment <br />Security Plan. <br /> <br />On a motion by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-chair, the minutes of the March 20, <br />2018 meeting were approved unanimously without change. <br /> <br />Public Comment <br /> <br />The only member of the public present was Mr. Nicholas Del Rosso, representing his <br />father, Mr. Michael Del Rosso, Chair of the Charlottesville Republican Party. <br /> <br />Logic and Accuracy (L&A) Testing of the Absentee Voting Equipment <br /> <br />Starting at 12:05, absentee test ballots were marked by the three board members in <br />accordance with a test matrix created by the General Registrar. These ballots were <br />then scanned and tallied confirming that the ballots were correctly recorded. The test <br />matrix included a blank ballot and several over-voted ballots. These were rejected by <br />the scanner with the voter given the option to submit as is or be given a replacement <br />ballot. In the past, intervention by an election official would be required to assist voters <br />in such cases but the new version of the Verity software allows voters to make a <br />decision without consulting an election official. The board decided to activate this <br />optional feature for the upcoming primary. Upon successful completion of the L&A the <br />machines to be used for absentee voting were prepared and sealed by the board. The <br />process was completed at 1:00 pm. <br /> <br />Report of the General Registrar <br /> <br />The General Registrar provided the board members with a written report covering a <br />range of issues. Among them was a recommendation that an additional scanner be <br />purchased for use in the Tonsler precinct to accommodate growing turnout. Capital