New state and federal HAVA funding has been authorized by the state and federal governments to be used for election purposes. Currently, for fiscal year 2018-2019, the following funds will be made available to counties:
$134 million in state funds for voting system modernization;
$1.5 million in federal funds for costs associated with cyber security risks and associated infrastructure needs related to VoteCal; and
$1.5 million in federal funds for costs associated with polling place accessibility.
As with all previous funding, these county funds will be allocated through state contracts with the counties and be reimbursement based. Approval by your County Board of Supervisors along with the appropriate County Resolution will be required. Draft contracts will be sent at the end of September.