Johnson County’s Commissioners discussed security options for storage of their voting equipment with County Facilities Manager David Eads at their recent meeting.
Last month, Johnson County Clerk Vicki Edelman brought changes concerning voter machine security to the attention of the county commissioners, explaining that Secretary of State Edward Buchanon is concerned with election integrity in the state and wants better security for voting machines statewide.
Eads was tasked with looking into the costs of refitting the room currently housing the election equipment with bars on the windows and security cameras, as well as other options suggested, and bringing the information back for the commission to review.
He said he had five different proposals but recommended one over the others, and discussed it with the commissioners.
He said the plan he was recommending would take just a few days to complete, and would be the easiest fix for security.
Clerk Edelman agreed with the recommendation from Eads, and the commission voted to proceed with the recommended option with an estimated project cost of about $3,600.