Rokita to deliver election reform funds to Bartholomew County

Contact: Allison Fore


(Columbus, IN) - Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita will be distributing election reform money to Bartholomew County today October 18, 2007 at the Bartholomew County Clerk's office, 234 Washington Street, Columbus, as part of the latest round of funding from the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002.

Bartholomew County will receive $40,707 as reimbursement for voting systems they purchased to comply with HAVA. Rokita's office began distributing funds to help pay for voting equipment upgrades resulting from the required phase-out of lever and punch card voting machines. This is in addition to the $285,293 that the state has already distributed to Bartholomew County.

"It is great to see federal and state money being put to good use to help ensure fair and efficient elections for Hoosiers," Rokita said. "Voting technologies are changing almost daily, and Bartholomew County has done an impressive job of keeping up with those changes."

WHAT: Secretary of State Rokita to deliver check to Bartholomew Co Clerks office

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 18 at approx 2:15pm

WHY: To deliver election reform reimbursement check for $40,707.00