Elections Commission to ask lawmakers to restore three staff positions


The Elections Commission unanimously voted to ask lawmakers to add back three staffers to handle core agency functions, including election security.
The state budget had cut six positions.
Agency Administrator Mike Haas suggested during Monday's meeting there could be options to use federal funds or existing Elections Commission resources to cover the positions. Still, commissioners also urged him to explore seeking general purpose revenue to cover $452,000 over the remainder of the biennium.
The decision to seek the additional positions follows recent reports that Russian hackers had targeted...

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