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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Adams County ballots made secure


Last updated 11/12/2020 at 10:02am

RITZVILLE – Adams County’s election center had ballot security increased significantly prior to the general election, with cages installed at the beginning of October.

The cages, recommended by Homeland Security, are installed around both the ballot counting machine and the ballot storage unit in a separate room of the election center.

Adams County Auditor Heidi Hunt said she purchased the cages with grants from the Help America Vote Act.

“Homeland Security advised us on all the necessary security,” Hunt said.

Hunt said any ballots where voters made corrections or changes were s...

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