FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 17, 2014
Secretary of State Husted Awards $2,160 to the Highland 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 accessibility at polling locations across Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that $2,160 was awarded to the Highland County Board of Elections for improvements to the Marshall Community Center which is used as a polling location on Election Day.
“The funds awarded will help to ensure this polling place is accessible on Election Day for all voters, no matter their physical limitations," Secretary Husted said. “This project also has the added benefit of improving the community center for year round use.”
The improvements were made at the following location:
Highland County – Marshall Community Center - $2,160
Addition of a new 15 foot wood ramp complete with handrails and a three foot wide entry door with an accessible lever style door handle.
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 more than $239,310 for 83 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 Alexis Zoldan at (614) 995-2239.