State Approves, But Questions, Election Contract Hike

The Board of Public Works this week approved a substantial increase in a State Board of Elections contract, but asked several questions about the jump in labor costs associated with the changes. The discussion around the immediate decision also foretells a pending request for additional equipment, with increased administration costs arising in Baltimore County and several smaller jurisdictions, citing concerns with long voter lines and additional early voting locations.

The full Board meeting was streamed online, and is archived at the BPW website.

The Daily Record has substantial subscriber-only coverage of the meeting, as well.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties