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File #: 19-0001    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/19/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: Registrar of Voters recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 016-2019 for a Grant Fund Agreement of $25,000 from date of execution through June 30, 2021, available under the Help America Vote Act Section 101 for the "improvement of the administration of elections"; 2) Approve and authorize a budget amendment to increase revenue and appropriations to the Elections Department for Fiscal Year 2018-19 for $25,000; and 3) Authorize the Registrar of Voters to execute Grant Funding Agreement No. 18G26109. FUNDING: 100% Federal Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route 02-05-19, 2. B - Resolution 02-05-19, 3. C - Agreement 02-05-19, 4. D - Budget Transfer 02-05-19, 5. Executed Resolution 016-2019, 6. Executed Budget Transfer
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Registrar of Voters recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 016-2019 for a Grant Fund Agreement of $25,000 from date of execution through June 30, 2021, available under the Help America Vote Act Section 101 for the "improvement of the administration of elections";
2) Approve and authorize a budget amendment to increase revenue and appropriations to the Elections Department for Fiscal Year 2018-19 for $25,000; and
3) Authorize the Registrar of Voters to execute Grant Funding Agreement No. 18G26109.

FUNDING: 100% Federal Funding.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Secretary of State, through the U.S. Elections Administration Commission, has made $25,000 available for Help American vote Act (HAVA) grant reimbursement funds to the Elections Department.

This funding is provided to improve polling place accessibility to voters with disabilities. The Elections Department will use the funds specifically to send two employees to accessibility training, and to purchase any necessary tools to perform accessibility audits (i.e. slope measurement, calculators, tape measures, cameras, etc.) as needed. The elections department will also use the funds to pay for staff to audit/survey our existing and prospective polling locations, and for the purchase of any needed mitigation equipment (for example temporary door ramps, temporary pull handles, temporary hand rails, low-vision pens, magnifying devices, etc.) to improve accessibility for voters with specific needs.

This is a grant the County has been able to take advantage of for over 7 years, ensuring the voters of El Dorado County a more accessible voting experience.

ALTERNATIVES
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PRIOR BOARD ACTION
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OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
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CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
No change to Net County Cost, budget amendment is attached.

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
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