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CARES Act funds to be used for drive-thru ballot box

After months of virtual meetings, the Gloucester Board of Supervisors met in person Tuesday night at the T.C. Walker Education Center. Board members were presented with different avenues of use for various CARES Act funds received, particularly with regard to the registrar’s office and Bay Aging.

The Gloucester Registrar’s Office was granted $58,342 in CARES Act funding through the Virginia Department of Elections to be used for support of the presidential election. The Registrar’s Office proposed installing a drive-thru ballot box for absentee ballots.

According to Gloucester County Administrator Brent Fedors, ballots submitted in the drive-thru ballot box would be subject to the same process as other absentee ballots, but the box would allow residents concerned about face-to-face contact to submit their ballots without having to leave their cars. It would serve as an alternative to a box that’s already located on the side of Building One. The new box would require a new entran...

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