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County election office gets funds, breathing space

The Skagit County elections office will get additional funds from the commissioners, more fully supporting the operations for the time and training needed to prepare what is predicted to be a high voter turnout for the 2020 presidential election.

At their meeting next week commissioners will approve funding for an additional staff person, a scanner and expanding office space, said Ron Wesen, district 1 commissioner.

While the elections office request was not included in the 2019 budget passed in December, Wesen said the commissioners “said we would go back and look at and that is what we did.”...

 

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