Local Sites Get Polling Place Grants 14 Feb 14

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State awarded $126,464 in federal funds to 44 Minnesota cities, townships and counties through Election Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (EAID) grants that fund polling place accessibility improvements.

The funds will go toward polling place projects such as purchase and installation of accessible voting booths for persons with disabilities, automatic door openers, railings and more. 

Cities include Delano, Litchfield, Montrose, Otsego, and Waconia.

Wright County is also included.

 

Delano

Total Award $5,945.91

Award Summary:

• $5,945.91 for automatic door openers, switches, and required equipment including wiring, battery, conduit, and boxes to remote locations and other miscellaneous items pertaining to installation.

Litchfield

Total Award $4,200.00

Award Summary:

• $4,200.00 for the purchase of 12 ADA-compliant voting booths that are accessible for voters with disabilities.

Montrose

Total Award $5,502.47

Award Summary:

• $700.00 for the purchase of 2 ADA-compliant voting booths that allow access for voters with disabilities

• $4,802.47 for ADA-compatible automatic door openers and required wiring that will allow access for voters with disabilities.

Otsego (8899 Nashua Avenue NE)

Total Award $347.50

Award Summary:

• $347.50 for the purchase of two (2) ADA-compliant voting booths that are accessible for voters with disabilities.

Waconia (601 – 2nd Street East)

Total Award $3,516.00

Award Summary:

• $3,516.00 for 16 ADA-compliant voting booths that allow access for voters with disabilities.

Waconia (1250 Oak Ave. South)

Total Award$3,516.00

Award Summary:

• $3,516.00 for 16 ADA-compliant voting booths that allow access for voters with disabilities.

Wright County

Total Award $460.60

Award Summary

• $350.00 for ADA-compliant voting booth that allows access for voters with disabilities.

• $29.75 for five (5) signature templates for visually/mobility impaired individuals.

• $80.85 for three (3) magnifiers for visually impaired voters.