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Polling places in Douglas County get federal grants

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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
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Secretary of State Mark Ritchie recently announced that the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State has approved distribution of more than $156,000 in federal HAVA Operating Grants to 20 counties. They will be used to defray operating costs of assistive voting equipment and vote-counting equipment in their polling places.

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"We were pleased to be able to provide these grants," said Ritchie. "These grant monies should help counties defray costs, which is especially important in lean budget times."

Counties received a grant award of $265.31 for each polling place. Douglas County received a total of $7,959.30.

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