Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:45 AM

CHATTANOOGA CITY COUNCIL WANTS TO ADD MORE EARLY VOTING SITES

The Chattanooga City Council wants at least two more early voting sites added in time for the March city election. Council members also agreed Tuesday evening that the city should accept a $500,000 donation from the Lyndhurst Foundation to help renovate Miller Park downtown. All of the council members agreed on the need to make it easier for Chattanooga residents to vote. But the debate was over how much money to spend and whether it could be done in time for the upcoming municipal voting. In a letter to his fellow members delivered at the council's 1:30 strategic planning meeting, Councilman Chris Anderson had proposed six more sites be added. City attorney Wade Hinton reported at the 6 p.m. meeting that the Election Commission could add two more sites at a cost of $15,000 each. But adding the six sites proposed by Anderson would require them to buy additional laptop computers and other equipment at a cost of $30,000, he said. The council has a contingency fund that could be used for the additional expenditures, but in the end the council asked only that two more be added, one at the Glenwood Youth and Family Development Center and the other ...

News source: Times Free Press

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