CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than $6.5 million in grant funding has been awarded to most of West Virginia’s counties to be used to increase election security and improve election technology, according to Secretary of State Mac Warner.
Warner said that between the grant funding and counties matching funds, more than $12.6 million is expected to be spent on new election systems and both physical and cybersecurity upgrades throughout the state.
“Any time we can secure federal money to help our county clerks leverage additional local funding to address election security, we’re going to do our best to get it,” Warner said in a press release Tuesday. “The upgrades and improvements that will be made because of this funding will continue to increase confidence in our election system at the local level.”
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