DELTA COUNTY, Mich. (WZMQ) – Delta County is seeking state funds to purchase new equipment for early voting.
Since the passing of Proposal 2 in 2022, each city and township precinct in Michigan is required to offer nine days of early voting. The requirement applies to all state and federal elections.
“It’s quite an expense for cities and townships to add to their budgets,” said Delta County Clerk and Reigster of Deeds Nancy Przewrocki. “It requires extra voting equipment, plus staffing for nine days.”
According to Przewrocki, city and township clerks are working together to select two precincts that will host early voting at one location.
The cost of the needed equipment is $25,000. Przewrocki is applying for a grant through the state to fund that purchase.
“We’re hoping that it covers the cost of the equipment,” said Przewrocki. “There’s about a $8,000 cost for workers for that nine days, and we’re hoping that it may cover some of that also.”
The 2024 Presidential primary will be the first opportunity for the nine-day early voting in Delta County. The Delta County Board of Commissioners approved Przewrocki’s request to pursue the grant funding at its September 5 meeting.
WZMQ 19 will provide an update to this story when a precinct location is chosen.