Lee Co. elections office requests equipment upgrade worth nearly $900,000

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County is being asked to spend about $900,000 more of your money for a new elections system.

The new equipment would replace another system the county bought less than two years ago for $750,000. That equipment purchased after the 2012 election is not compatible with other software in the elections office.

Elections supervisor Sharon Harrington says she needs a new system for the presidential year of 2016. The price tag is $893,000. Harrington explained the issues to commissioners, in a budget workshop on Tuesday.

Harrington was out of town at a conference Wednesday, and did not return our calls.

Her office says that she will work with the vendor, to get information on the in-compatibility issue.

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