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Minutes, Nov 5-8, 2019 P a g e | 1 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />City of Charlottesville Electoral Board <br />Meeting of November 5-8, 2019 <br /> <br />The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, in <br />the office of the Charlottesville General Registrar. Those present for all or a portion of <br />this meeting were Electoral Board members Anne Hemenway (Chair), Jon Bright (Vice <br />Chair), and Jim Nix (Secretary), Director of Elections and General Registrar Melissa <br />Morton, Deputy Registrar Martin Mash, Assistant Registrar Jamie Virostko, Voter <br />Equipment Technician Bob Hodous and Charlottesville Clerk of Court, Llezelle Dugger. <br />This meeting was convened for the purpose of compiling the results of the November 5 <br />General Election and completing necessary follow-up actions including the canvass of <br />the election to establish the official results, the review of provisional ballots, and the <br />count of provisional ballots approved by the Electoral Board. There was no formal <br />agenda for this meeting. <br /> <br />Public Comment <br /> <br />Mr. Seth Ragosta, an attorney representing the Charlottesville Democratic Committee, <br />was present as an authorized observer for the canvass on Wednesday morning and the <br />start of the count of write-in votes on Wednesday afternoon. He was the only member of <br />the public present for any portion of this meeting and he made no comment but did ask <br />a few questions during the proceedings. <br /> <br />Reporting of Election Results <br /> <br />Beginning shortly after the polls closed at 7:00 p.m., several members of the staff <br />tabulated election results received by telephone from election officers at the nine city <br />precincts. The election results were recorded in the office on worksheets provided by <br />the registrar. The turnout figures and tally of each precinct’s results recorded on the <br />worksheets were quickly entered into VERIS, the State’s election reporting system, by <br />the General Registrar. <br /> <br />Beginning at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Chief Election Officers from each precinct <br />arrived to turn in election documentation along with the digital memory devices on which <br />the election results and voter turnout data had been recorded. The usual procedure is <br />for the Voter Equipment Technician, Robert Hodous, to download the digital data into <br />the stand-alone computer used to compile election results and then print out complete <br />tallies of election results by precinct. Unfortunately, a computer malfunction made this <br />impossible to do on election night. <br />