FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 21, 2014
Secretary of State Husted Awards $1,828 to Ashland 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 $1,828 was awarded to the Ashland County Board of Elections for improvements to the Ashland-Lake Township House which is used as a polling location on Election Day.
“This is another important step in our efforts to make every polling location in Ohio easily accessible for voters with physical limitations," Secretary Husted said. “The funds awarded today not only ensure improved accessibility on Election Day for voters, but also year-round for the community.”
The improvements were made at the following location:
Ashland County – Ashland-Lake Township House - $1,828
Addition of a new 20-foot by 35-foot asphalt parking area with two new handicapped accessible parking spaces and an improved walkway and ramp with handrails.
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 $241,138 for 84 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) 995-2168.