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For Immediate Release
October 2, 2020
Kate Flavin


Election Office receives Grant from Center for Tech and Civic Life

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – The Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) has awarded Sedgwick County’s Election Office with a grant of more than $800,000. The purpose of the grant is to help counties with election operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sedgwick County is one of several entities across the country that received this grant funding.

“This generous grant will help our Election Office facilitate November’s General Election,” said Tabitha Lehman, Election Commissioner. “Our goal is to ensure all voters can vote in person or by mail as safely and efficiently as possible. We will continue to take all precautions to keep voters and poll workers safe while practicing their civic duty.”

These grant funds may be used for various uses in Sedgwick County including:

  • Installation of ballot drop boxes
  • Poll worker recruitment, hazard pay, or training expenses
  • Polling place rental and cleaning expenses for early voting or Election Day
  • Temporary staffing
  • Voting materials in additional languages
  • Election administration equipment

“This grant happened for our county because of the power of connections and is a direct result of having a diverse group of people working for citizens each and every day,” added Lacey Cruse, District Four Commissioner. “These additional funds are also a direct result of the power of teamwork and I am incredibly thankful for our management, finance, and elections team for making this happen so quickly.”

CTCL is a non-profit that partners with various organizations to encourage more informed citizens and to support election officials in their community.