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New Locks for Ballot Boxes

Citing state law requiring “maximum security” for election machines and ballots — and “no direct knowledge” of just who all had keys — Administrator of Elections Jason Booher has changed the locks at the Sullivan County Election Office, reports the Kingsport Times-News.
Booher also has purchased all new padlocks for ballot boxes to be used beginning with the upcoming presidential preference party primaries.
… The cost of 100 padlocks, two sets of 50 each ($4.50 each) keyed differently, was $515.71. “When I checked with several other counties who have replaced locks I found that they had paid $11.98 per lock, after checking prices at various retailers we only paid $4.50 per lock, so we got an outstanding deal!”
The cost to have the door locks with copy proof keys was $289.00.