SIDNEY — Shelby County voters won’t get the benefit of electronic pollbooks during the upcoming November election, but the books will be in use by the general election of 2017.
During a recent regular meeting, the Shelby County Commissioners approved the purchase of the pollbooks from VOTEC Corp. at a cost of $65,652. At the same time, they entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services for an 85 percent reimbursement of that cost.
Chris Gibbs, chairman of the Shelby County Board of Elections, said that training in the use of the pollbooks will take place before they are used in an election. That’s why they won’t be available Nov. 8.
In other action during recent meetings, the commissioners:
• Awarded a $24,375 contract to Continental Contractors for a new roof for the Board of Elections building.
• Approved a payment of $815,905.41 to Barrett Paving Materials for the 2016 road resurfacing program.
• Released $4,517.06 in permissive license fees to the village of Russia.
• Authorized advertising for a statement of qualifications to design and install a turnkey solar photovoltaic system in the recycling center. Statements were to be submitted by 4 p.m., Oct. 3.
• Approved the annexation of 1.756 acres to the village of Russia.
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