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Tipp Co Cuts Ties With Election Software Company

May 13, 2016
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Six months before the November general election, the Tippecanoe County Election Board is shopping for a new contractor to provide computer software needed to run the voting system.

The three-member board voted Friday to cancel the county’s contract with Robis Elections, based in Wheaton, Illinois.

A new technology center is open at the Tippecanoe County Public Library in downtown Lafayette.

It’s called The Portal, and includes language learning tools, a video conferencing suite, and a family computing center.

County Librarian Jos Holman says the project was funded in part by donations, with the remainder coming from unused tax revenues.

"It was money that we saved up over the past, I would say, six to eight years, called the 'LIRF Fund' -- Library Improvement Reserve Fund. And so we set aside money and saved that up for the eventual building of this."

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