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District, Ms. Hargrove stated Ettrick (Precinct 301) has 6,268 <br />voters and Cosby (Precinct 307) has 5,845 voters. <br />Mr. Carroll stated unless Virginia State University (VSU) <br />brings students back, the county should be in good shape at <br />the Ettrick location since VSU is currently virtual learning <br />only. <br />Ms. Hargrove concurred and stated she did not believe it would <br />be necessary to split those precincts due to No Excuse Absentee <br />Voting. She provided details of her inventory of scanners, and <br />she discussed the number of officers of election needed which <br />she estimated to be 1,200. She stated there is a press release <br />offering a $100 incentive for officers of election, and there <br />are over 300 people interested in addition to 700 officers <br />already confirmed. <br />In response to Mr. Holland's question relative to the source <br />of funding for the stipend, Ms. Hargrove stated County <br />Administration authori.zed the funding for the stipend. <br />Mr. Holland applauded County Administration for following his <br />recommendation, especially for this election. <br />Ms. Hargrove stated she is ordering 160 percent of needed <br />ballots and putting aside 60 percent of those for absentee <br />voting. She further stated to date her office is already at 11 <br />percent for mail absentee voting with a backlog of pending <br />applications. She stated preprocessing of vote -by -mail <br />absentee ballots will begin on October 5, 2020, and one officer <br />from the Democratic Party and one officer from the Republican <br />Party will be present the entire time ballots are being <br />preprocessed. She further stated the Registrar's Office will <br />be open for absentee/early voting beginning September 18, 2020, <br />8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and October 24, <br />2020 and October 31, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. She stated <br />the four satellite voting locations will be open on October <br />19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and <br />October 24, 2020 and October 31, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. <br />She further stated vote -by -mail ballots may be dropped off at <br />the Registrar's Office or any satellite voting location. She <br />stated she sent a checklist to the State Board of Elections, <br />and all four satellite locations have been approved. She <br />provided details of the new poll books to be used only at the <br />satellite voting locations during absentee voting. She <br />discussed pending legislation in the General Assembly relative <br />to errors on vote -by -mail ballots and explained that, if signed <br />by the Governor, her office has three days to notify the voter <br />of the error and allow them to resolve the issue. She stated <br />another legislative item pertaining to drop-off locations for <br />vote -by -mail ballots requires the Registrar's Office, the <br />satellite voting locations, and polling places on Election Day <br />to accept vote -by -mail ballots. She further stated those <br />ballots will be returned to the Registrar's Office on election <br />night and be counted with the late ballots because the Central <br />Absentee Precinct (CAP) will close at 7:00 p.m. and those <br />numbers will be reported on Election Day. She stated there will <br />be a separate CAP for late ballots and ballots dropped off at <br />the polling places on Election Day. She further stated the <br />third item in the bill relates to prepaid postage, but the <br />20-648 <br />9/2/2020 <br />• <br />• <br />• <br />