Lincoln County receives grant for voting equipment

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IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board is set to be informed at today’s meeting that the county is receiving a Voting Equipment Grant for a total of $37,160.28, some of which has minimum matching funds.

In a letter from the state of Minnesota dated Jan. 29, Lincoln County received notice that its application was one of 85 counties and 17 municipalities that requested over $13.3 million in grants to come from the state of Minnesota.

“The grant allocations are based on the number of precincts in each county’s jurisdiction for the November 2016 State General Election, a letter from Director of Elections,” said Gary Poser, director of Elections. “These precinct counts were also used for the initial $1,699 per precinct grant minimum provided earlier.”

The voting equipment grant awarded to Lincoln County and the corresponding minimum local match is divided into two segments. The first is for the optical scan vote tabulator/assisted voting devices for $27,576.06 with a minimum match by the county of $27,576.06. And, the Electronic Rosters grant award was for $9,584.22 with a minimum match of $3,194.74.

“The awarded funds will be transmitted to Lincoln County the grant…

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