Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION APPROVING USER AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO USE COUNTY VOTING MACHINES (2019)

WHEREAS, as of January 1, 2016, area school districts must use electronic voting machines to conduct school elections to meet new State mandates for school board elections; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 155 of 2015 authorized a Pilot program with the Greater Johnstown School District for Image Cast Electronic Voting to determine best practices for any other schools that desire to contract with the County for said service; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors previously approved User Agreements between the Board of Elections and Local School Districts to Use County Voting Machines during 2016, 2017 and 2018; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Elections Commissioners and Committee on Finance recommend authorizing User Agreements between the Board of Elections and local school districts to use County-owned electronic voting machines; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to sign User Agreements between the Board of Elections and local school districts for use of the County voting machines for 2019 school board elections; said agreement subject to approval by the County Attorney; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said school districts will reimburse the Board of Elections for costs associated with preparation and use of said machines at school district polling sites; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Board of Elections Commissioners, All Local School Districts, H-F-M BOCES Superintendent, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor KINOWSKI and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 17 Nays: 0 Absent: 3 (Supervisors Callery, Rice and Waldron)

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