Accessible Polling Places Grants 13 Feb 14

The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office has awarded over $126,000 in federal funds to 44 Minnesota cities, townships and counties to help making polling places accessible to people with disabilities, and the cities of Belle Plaine and Sleepy Eye are among those receiving the funds. Belle Plaine will receive nearly $4,000 for a voters with disabilities booth and the installation of automatic door openers at a polling place. Sleepy Eye is getting just over $5,000 to install automatic doors on the east side of the city municipal building for voters with disabilities.