Cherokee County accepts $154K elections grant

Cherokee County has accepted a $154,000 grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life to help pay the costs of the Jan. 5 runoff election. (AJC FILE / John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com)
Cherokee County has accepted a $154,000 grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life to help pay the costs of the Jan. 5 runoff election. (AJC FILE / John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com)

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has accepted a second grant, totaling $154,000, from the Center for Tech and Civic Life to help fund the county Elections Office.

The money will be used to support the Jan. 5 run-off election – specifically, for a new postage machine and postage for voting by mail; temporary poll workers; hazard pay for elections staff and poll workers; polling place cleaning and supplies, and non-partisan voter education, staff told commissioners.

The grant requires no county match, staff said.

Last fall, the Center awarded the county $611,293 to cover the costs of ballot drop boxes, satellite election offices, personal protective equipment for staff, and other expenses to ensure “safe and secure” elections. Information: https://bit.ly/2XjcRl6

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