New technology designed to make life easier for election officials throughout Anoka County has been approved by the Anoka County Board. The board accepted a two-year subscription contract with InTech Software Solutions, Inc., for use of MODUS Election Manager software. The cost to the county is $31,582 for this year and $67,180 for 2012.
Essentially, the new software system will store in one data base election information needed not only by county election officials, but the city clerks who run the elections in the county’s municipalities. According to Cindy Reichert, county elections manager, the system is designed to manage only logistics and election operations.
“It does not contain data concerning votes cast or voter information,” Reichert said.
“Its capabilities are focused on logistics and planning for election judges, training, polling places, supplies and voter equipment testing, assignment and delivery.”
The new system will reduce the cost of administering elections at both the county and city levels, Reichert said.