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File #: 2020-1310    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Preliminary Item
File created: 10/20/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/27/2020 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All Amend the Grants Budget: Appropriate $4,773,306 from the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), COVID-19 Response Grant
Attachments: 1. CTCL-19 BUDGETARY FRAMEWORK

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Chief Executive Office

SUBJECT:
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Commission District(s): All
Amend the Grants Budget: Appropriate $4,773,306 from the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), COVID-19 Response Grant
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Information Contact: Zachary L. Williams, COO/Executive Assistant
Phone Number: 404-371-2881

PURPOSE:
Amend the grants budget: appropriate $4,773,306 from The Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) this Covid-19 Grant award will help ensure DeKalb County citizens have funding for the staffing and equipment necessary so every eligible voter can have their vote counted. Election officials have made it clear that one of their most pressing needs is funding and based on this CTCL is focusing philanthropic support to directly help election offices administer safe and secure elections in November, to be administered by the Finance Department Capital & Grants Division; and to authorize the Chief Executive Officer to execute all necessary documents.

NEED/IMPACT:
Voter Registration and Elections can use the funds to cover certain 2020 expenses incurred between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2020. These include, but are not limited to, the costs associated with the safe administration of the following examples of election responsibilities. Ensure Safe, Efficient Election Day Administration
? Maintain open in-person polling places on Election Day.
? Procure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and personal disinfectant to protect election officials and voters
from COVID-19.
? Support and expand drive-thru voting, including purchase of additional signage, tents, traffic control, walkie-talkies, and safety measures.
? Expand Voter Education & Outreach Efforts
? Publish reminders for voters to verify and update their address, or other voter registration information, prior to
the election.
? Educate voters on safe voting policies and procedures.
? Launch Poll Worker Recruitment,...

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