HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Hinds County Election Commission received a $1.5 million grant that would help create a safer environment for voters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The money was from the Center for Tech and Civic Life. The commission was able to buy items, including additional PPE, more voting machines, pens for each voter and equipment to help clean polling precincts.
The Hinds County Circuit Clerk’s Office also benefits from the grant, when it comes to counting absentee ballots. They’ve purchased a large amount of letter openers and allocated funds for prepaid postage on absentee ballots.
In addition, extra chairs have been purchased for seniors. If they have to wait in line on November 3, they can do so more comfortably.
You can watch the full news conference below:
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