County lawmakers OK software upgrades, equipment

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The Oneida County Board of Legislators passed a measure at this week’s county legislature meeting, paving the way for $801,575 in state grant and reimbursement funds to be applied for software upgrades, equipment purchases and broadband internet services to be acquired by the county Board of Elections.

Previously this year, Republican County Election Commissioner Nichole Shortell and Democrat Commissioner Sarah Bormann — noted that since taking office in March, they have been looking for ways to revamp the office and shore up election security by streamlining processes and making voter registration more accessible for residents, 

More information can be found online at: https://www.ocgovboe.net/

Other action

The Board of Legislators also approved a measure setting up a second public hearing for the current proposed 2022 county budget.

The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the 10th floor legislative chambers of the Oneida County Office building located at 800 Park Ave. in Utica.

To see details on the proposed $457 million spending plan, visit: https://www.ocgov.net/exec/2020CountyBudget2019SOC

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