Tri States Public Radio Staff
Thu August 4, 2005
Lee County Changing Election Sites
Fort Madison, IA – The Lee County Board of Supervisors is moving ahead with a plan to create several new voting precincts. The board has approved the second reading of a measure that would create three larger voting precincts by combining several rural townships. The proposal could save the county about $40,000 because fewer new voting machines would be needed. The supervisors approved a bid of nearly $225,000 for new touch-screen voting machines and for vote-counting machines. Lee County is in line for more than $200,000 in grant money for the purchase.