Corridor County already planning to make voting simpler in future elections | Grand Island Native Information

An early election service window will be established in the Hall County Administration Building.

Before 2020, the district usually had around 1,500 early voters.

“In the last election, both in the primary and general election, we went from 1,500 to 12,000 people in one month who received the ballot,” Overstreet told commissioners.

To meet demand, the electoral office used the commission’s boardroom as a service window by locking its double doors with tables.

Permanent fixation is required, Overstreet said.

“We anticipate that due to the statistics and popular support for early voting, we will see a significant increase over the 1,500 in the past. Maybe not the 12,000, but we would like a permanent service window, ”she said.

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The project will cost approximately $ 25,000 with a reimbursement grant for meeting Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

The commissioners unanimously approved the project.

Automatic door opener for more polling stations

Another issue is ADA compliance at Hall County’s polling stations.

A doorbell was used in locations that do not have automatic door openers.

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