04/30/19 – 1:19 P.M.
The Hancock County Board of Elections met with the Hancock County Commissioner to talk about a potential grant from the state. The grant would require over $800,000 from the county to match the funds. Commissioner Mark Gazarek said there is a lot of confusion over what’s going on.
Gazarek added that there is also some confusion on how the grant works.
The money would be used to look at buying or leasing new poll machines. Gazarek explained that the current machines don’t pair well with the poll books. The board of elections added that this makes elections take more time and effort to finalize.
The Commissioners said that they want to look further into the issues before making a decision.