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Secretary of State Husted Awards $1,900 to Clark County Board of Elections for Permanent Polling Place Improvements

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Secretary of State Husted Awards $1,900 to Clark 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 $1,900 was awarded to the Clark County Board of Elections for improvements to the Knob Prairie United Church of Christ which is used as a polling location on Election Day.

“Part of ensuring that every voter is given equal opportunities to cast a ballot includes polling place accessibility," Secretary Husted said. “The funds awarded today will improve accessibility on Election Day for all voters, and year-round for the community.”

The improvements were made at the following location:

Clark County – Knob Prairie United Church of Christ - $1,900
Addition of a new curb ramp to provide improved building access for persons with disabilities and a new van accessible parking space with appropriate signage. 

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 $243,038 for 85 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).

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

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