2017-09-14 / Front Page

Thomas Township to apply for grant for new voting machines

At its Sept. 11 meeting, the Thomas Township Board authorized the township clerk to submit and sign a grant application for new voting equipment funded by the Federal Help America Vote Act.

Current voting equipment statewide is over 10 years old and has been ordered replaced by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. In a statement to the board, Township Clerk Ed Brosofski requested permission to purchase an additional machine to be used as a spare. The spare machine will cost the township $5,295. In all, the township will be receiving nine new machines.

“Currently, I have one spare machine and it has been used in just about every election cycle,” read Brosofski’s statement.

Also at the meeting, the board awarded a bid for the purchase of a copy machine for the Parks and Recreation Department to Brady Business Systems in the amount of $5,995.

The board also met nine new employees at the meeting: Connie Smith, part-time parks secretary, Jim Gray, building inspector, Joe Peters, township assessor, and six new firefighters.

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