The Seneca County Board of Elections discussed in a Monday meeting a possible investment in a computerized campaign finance record-keeping system.
"Currently, we have boxes of (finance) documents," Director Janet Leahy said. "This is for candidates who are required to file pre- and post-election campaign finance reports.
A letter from Triad Governmental Systems Inc. said initial cost for the electronic storage system would be $4,000 with a second year cost of $480.
Leahy said she plans to talk to Seneca County commissioners about purchasing the equipment before moving forward.
She said candidates running in the November election need to file campaign reports by Oct. 25. They are to include summaries of contributions and expenditures through Oct. 17.
Tim Monaco, regional liaison for Secretary of State Jon Husted, said this could make financial records more accessible to the public.
In related news, the board talked about allocating 39 polling machines to 36 polling locations.
"Polling machines need to be programmed and certified by Husted by Aug. 28 and ballots are to be set by Sept. 17," Leahy said.
Three of the county's polling locations will have two polling machines: First Lutheran Church on Melmore Street, the Public Safety Building at the fairgrounds and the Clinton Township fire station on SR 101.
The board discussed paying its yearly Ohio Association of Elected Officials dues of $808.16.
The board will hold its next meeting at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 7, the same day as the special election for the Clyde-Green Springs school levy.