Commissioners Turning to the Government for Support on Voting Improvements - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/27/04

Commissioners Turning to the Government for Support on Voting Improvements

Lubbock County Commissioners are looking for some help from the government. On Monday morning they passed a resolution regarding the Help America Vote Act, or HAVA. The resolution asks the government to help pay for newly mandated voting equipment - or extend the deadline for our county to comply.

The new requirements are a direct result of the complications in Florida during the 2000 presidential elections and for improved handicap and disabled accessibility. “We have 90 polling places in Lubbock county and it would cost around $800,000 to get everything you would need, software, hardware, and everything," says Dorothy Kennedy, of the Office of Elections.

The county is already dealing with a budget shortfall, without having this new requirement in the picture. The county must comply with the mandate by January 1st, 2006.

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