Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State awards election grant to the city of Kimball
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced Friday, Feb. 24, that the city of Kimball received a $2,975 Election Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities ("EAID") grant. The grant will be used to purchase an automatic door.
"I am pleased that we were able to offer these grants again this year," said Secretary of State Ritchie. "These funds will help defray the costs for accessibility improvements, which is especially important during these lean budget times."
EAID grants are provided through the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002. Funds must be used to improve polling place accessibility for voters with disabilities and cannot be used for general improvements to structures. More than $315,161 was distributed among 64 counties, cities and townships. Funding decisions were made by a committee that included representatives from the League of Minnesota Cities, the Minnesota Association of Townships and the Minnesota Council on Disability.
"It is important that we ensure that all eligible Minnesota voters have access to their polling locations and can freely cast their ballot," concluded Secretary of State Ritchie.