With $7 Million in Election Security Grants, Wisconsin Hires New Staff

September 21, 2018 AT 10:10 AM

By Rose Schmidt 

With less than two months until the November election, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has hired several new staff members to help with election security.

The federal government awarded the commission nearly $7 million in grants for election security.

"We're using a significant amount of that money on hiring new people, as well as for system enhancements for security," said Reid Magney, public information officer for the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

The elections commission will hold a meeting on Aug. 25 to ask clerks and members of the public how they should spend the rest of the grant money.

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