State Gets Federal Audit of HAVA Money

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – The secretary of state says she has arranged for a federal audit of money the state spent under the Help America Vote Act.

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch, who took office this year, says she wants to make sure that Montana’s share was spent appropriately. She will also seek guidance on how Montana can best spend remaining money.

Montana has received more than $17 million since 2003 and has almost $3 million left to spend.

The act intended to provide states money to improve elections systems and voting more accessible.

In Montana, money has been used to fund a statewide voter registration system, increase access to polling places and to improve technology at polling places.

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