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Election committee announces higher voter turnout

MORRIS — The Grundy County board Elections/Tax/Technology committe met Wednesday and discussed various issues.

The Election Committe noted that the county had 59 percent turnout in Tuesday's election, which was higher than the 55 percent in the last midterm election in 2014. A total of 19,547 out of the 33,041 registered voters in the county went to a ballot booth. That included 3,280 early voters, which was more than double the amount in the 2014 election.

The first results from the election came in at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the last precinct reporting was in at 9:05 p.m.

The committee said that there were some technological issues early in the day with the touch screens, but that the issues were resolved by 2 p.m. There were plenty of paper ballots on hand for voters to use during the touch screen outage, and the voting was never stopped.

A motion to accept all claims submitted by the assessments office was approved. The assessment committee reported that a large format scanner/printer used by the committee in the Grundy County Recorders office has broken down, and that the committee will share the cost of a new printer with the Recorders office.

The assessment committee also will be sending out a written reimbursement agreement to all the townships in the county for 2019.

The technology committee reported that there were 202 work tickets opened during the month, and 184 of them were closed. A majority of the tickets were due to the new software being used by the health department.

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