Gregg County aims to increase election security through grant funding

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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Gregg County will use grant funding to increase cyber security and strengthen the county’s election system, according to the county elections administrator. The Gregg County Commissioners Court approved a grant-funded payment Monday of more than $28,656 to AT&T for an infrastructure security package. Elections Administrator Jennifer Briggs said the grant comes from the Help America Vote Act, which was signed into law in 2002. “This year, additional security grant funds were awarded to Gregg County elections in order to further safeguard and bring our elections to the highest level of security,” Briggs said.

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