MOUNT VERNON — Knox County will be reimbursed for money it has already spent for new voting machines, County Commissioner Teresa Bemiller told the News.
The county spent $468,000 at the end of 2015 for the new voting system that was in place for the 2016 election.
“The legislation sets aside $10 million for counties that have already purchased systems,” Bemiller said. “But we haven’t been told yet how it will be divided. In the past there has been an 80/20 split, with the state paying 80 percent and the county 20 percent.”
Bemiller said that at the time they were considering the purchase they made inquiries and were assured the reimbursement was coming, but they didn’t know when it was coming.