The Election Commission held their monthly meeting on June 5, with all commissioners present. They started by approving the payment of bills, even though monthly bills for Ameren, American Water, and the copier had not yet arrived. This was due to the early meeting date (the first Tuesday of the month rather than the second).
Executive Director Tom Bride gave an update on the Brandywine location. He stops by several times a week to check on progress. Currently, they seem to be on schedule for a September 1 move in date. Metal studs and door framing are up, and electrical and fire alarm work is being completed. Bride's attendance has been helpful because an error was discovered in the placement of a wall. It would have run into a window, so it was moved slightly.
Bride will also be putting out a Request For Proposal (RFP) for software and/or hardware for the ePollbooks. The current software will not be supported after the fall election. He is hoping that new software will work on the current pollbooks. He is looking for a three year contract.
Irene Pritzker, Observer
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