"I'd like to spend the money (from HAVA funds which must be spent within a certain time frame) and I think the laptops are a great place to spend it," said Elections Administrator Suzy Young. "We need to make everything consistent and the purchase of these will allow a computer at each polling location, two at the larger precincts' polls."
Young also received approval for a resolution to hold a joint primary for the Republican and Democratic Primary Elections. According to Young, this resolution names May 29 as the Primary Election date and, if needed, a date of July 31st for a runoff election.
Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Brady and Brady ISD to lease elections equipment and services from the Brown County Elections Office was granted by commissioners.
Young stated that cancellations of the Blanket city and Bangs ISD elections made the equipment available and the lease possible.
According to Young, McCullough County found themselves in a position that they would not have enough voting equipment and when it comes to voting rights, she felt it was important to help the voters if at all possible, which led to the request for the interlocal agreement.