12/18/14 – 7:08 A.M.
A budget increase for the Seneca County board of elections came as an unwelcome surprise to a few elected officials this week. The Review-Times reports the elections board requested $394,000 for 2015, up $90,000 from this year.
Commissioner Fred Zoeller raised concerns about a $40,000 increase for contract services. He said training provided to county employees was supposed to reduce that amount in 2015.
The board of elections budget also included an increase in wages paid for precinct workers. Following an executive session, the commissioners ended up approving the budget request.
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