Missing computer prompts Charlottesville elections office changes
The Daily Progress Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10 p.m.
Charlottesville election officials last week reported that after the June 13 primary, they lost a small computer containing names, personal addresses and assigned polling places of voters in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The information on the computer is pared down from data that is publicly accessible in the city election office.
Officials said there is no risk of voter fraud, but the loss of city property and an apparent failure to properly manage and track the equipment has led to a few changes in the city registrar’s office.
After a more comprehensive inventory of its equipment this summer, election department staff discovered one of its electronic poll book devices is also missing, and could have been lost in 2015, according to recent Electoral Board meeting minutes.
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