Florida Department of State approves election security grant

Election security grant

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Fifty-five counties in Florida, including Sarasota and Manatee, will soon get hundreds of thousands of dollars to beef up their election security.

The Florida Department of State has approved election security grant applications totaling $2.3 million. Manatee County will get around $138,000 and Sarasota County will receive around $7,000.

The state is now in the process of talking to supervisors of elections to figure out where the weaknesses and vulnerabilities are in their systems and how to fix them.

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