FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Secretary of State Husted Awards $1,100 to the Morgan County Board of Elections for Permanent Polling Place Improvements
Enhancements ensure polling locations comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
COLUMBUS – As part of an ongoing effort to improve permanent polling locations, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that nearly $1,100 was awarded to the Morgan County Board of Elections for improvements at the Old Meigsville School polling location in McConnelsville, Ohio. The funds were used to pour a 20’ x 20’ concrete pad in order to provide van accessible parking space, complete with proper vertical signage and appropriate striping.
“Polling places should be accessible to all Ohioans, regardless of physical limitations,” Secretary Husted said. “By providing funding for these projects we not only improve accessibility for Election Day, but also year round, which is a tremendous benefit to the local community.”
Counties and communities across the state have the opportunity to apply for permanent improvement grants throughout the year for polling place enhancements. Since Secretary Husted has taken office he has awarded nearly $191,000 for 65 permanent improvements statewide. Funding for these grants is authorized by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and is administered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2239.