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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Secretary of State Husted Awards More Than $36,700 to Four County Board of Elections for Polling Place Improvements
Enhancements ensure polling locations comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

COLUMBUS – Working to make more polling locations accessible for all voters across Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that four counties – Lorain, Madison, Morgan and Washington – received grants totaling more than $36,700 collectively for polling place improvement projects.

“Part of our ongoing mission to make it is easy to vote in Ohio is ensuring that polling places are easily accessible to all voters,” Secretary Husted said. “The improvements these grants fund not only make for a better experience for voters on Election Day, but also for the community year-round.”

The improvements were made at the following locations.

Lorain County – Rochester Rod and Gun Club – $9,899
Addition of a new 24-foot by 20-foot concrete pad to create accessible parking spaces with proper stripping and vertical signage. Replacement of an existing concrete sidewalk and installation of new double doors with an acceptable threshold.

Madison County – South Solon Village Office – $17,785.43
Addition of a new 20-foot by 16-foot concrete pad to create an accessible parking space with proper striping and vertical signage. Installation of a new concrete ramp with handrails.

Morgan County – York Township Masonic Lodge – $6,878.35
Installation of a new 20-foot by 20-foot concrete pad to create an accessible parking space. Removal and replacement of a sidewalk and porch for a more accessible route and entrance. Handrails were also added to the porch.

Washington County – Warren Volunteer Fire Department #1 – $2,175
Removal of a portion of a concrete accessible parking area and barrier near the entrance, replacing it with a new 12-foot by 30-foot concrete pad. Addition of vertical signage and restriping of two accessible parking spaces.

Since Secretary Husted has taken office he has awarded nearly $280,000 for 89 permanent improvements statewide. Funding for these grants was provided by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and is administered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2168.

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