By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT
The Ellis County Commission will consider the purchase of new election equipment at Monday’s meeting.
Earlier this year, Ellis County Clerk Donna Maskus began the process of replacing the county’s aging equipment with three equipment demonstrations.
The new equipment will replace the current iVotronic voting machines, which are more than a decade old. They will also allow Ellis County to comply with state law that requires all counties to be able to perform a post-election audit with paper ballots.
The machines will be paid for from funds from the equipment replacement fund. Maskus has been transferring money into the equipment replacement fund for several years to pay for the equipment.
In other business, the commission will consider the addition of a fitness room at the Emergency Medical Services Building, bids on a new elevator at the Law Enforcement Center, and removal of stairs at County Administrative Center. Discussions on the 2020 budget also will continue.
Monday’s meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the Administrative Center, 718 Main.