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.”