Secretary Of State Kander Awards Election Grants For Polk County

Larry Wright

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Secretary Of State Kander Awards Election Grants For Polk County

By Larry Wright. CREATED Oct 23, 2013

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander awarded $7,669 in grants to Polk County to increase election efficiency and provide up-to-date equipment and services for voters and poll workers.

 

“The right to vote is fundamental and must be available to all eligible Missourians,” Kander said. “This grant will help local officials make the voting experience even more convenient and secure in Polk County and in Missouri as a whole.”

 

The $7,669 is composed of two awards: an Election Efficiency Grant in the amount of $4,076 and a Help America Vote Act Grant in the amount of $3,593. The grants can be used to purchase certified voting equipment and replacement parts, train poll workers and update voter records, among other opportunities.

 

The level of Election Efficiency Grant funding is determined by the number of polling places used in the county in the most recent general election, while the funding level for the Help America Vote Act Grant is determined by the county’s number of registered voters.