Greenfield awarded election security grant of over $9,000

Franklin County

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Greenfield was awarded an election security grant of $9,537.50 from the Center for Tech and Civic Life to be used for the public purpose of planning to have safe and secure election administration in Greenfield.

According to a news release sent to 22News, the Center for Tech and Civic Life is a national non-profit organization working to “connect Americans with the information they need to become and remain civically engaged and ensure that our elections are more professional, inclusive, and secure.”

According to City Clerk Kathryn Scott, “on behalf of all Greenfield voters, I’m pleased to acknowledge this grant award which will be used to help the ongoing election security efforts of the Office of the City Clerk.”

Danielle Letourneau is the Chief of Staff to the Mayor at City of Greenfield. She says this funding will be helpful with weekend and early voting, especially during the hours when City Hall isn’t traditionally open.

“All of our clerks were excited we were awarded the money and it’s always a good thing to find additional money for things like this because it’s important to keep democracy moving without having to squeeze our own coffers for it,” said Letourneau.

Don’t forget, the deadline to register to vote in Massachusetts is just three days away, October 24th.

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