Private donations boost Kansas election funding amid pandemic

By KNSS Radio

Charities are stepping up to help local officials run elections nationwide, including in Kansas, during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Sedgwick County, the state's second most populous county, has received a $816,458 grant from the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life to boost the county's efforts toward a safe and efficient November election. 

The money is part of the $300 million that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced last month they would donate to two non-partisan organizations “to ensure that everyone can vote and every vote can be counted.”