On Monday, Dec 9, in what County Judge John Bullock called a “relatively short and sweet” Young County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners court unanimously approved an elections equipment upgrade.

The money allocated for the upgrade totals $7,390, and elections administrator for Young County, Lauren Sullivan, said that the change, which is coming just in time for the 2014 elections, is needed.

Currently, Sullivan’s vote tallying equipment consists of a computer in her office that runs off of Windows 2000. 

According to Sullivan, Hart InterCivic is the company that Young County gets its election software through, and they recently upgraded their Tally equipment to Windows 7. 

“This one (her own vote tally software running on Windows 2000) is getting fairly antiquated,” Sullivan said. “It’s really slow, and so a Windows 7 upgrade was just a good idea.”

Read more in Sunday's Graham Leader.