Published Date Written by Lloyd JonesCONWAY — Should the Conway School District buy its own electronic voting machine?
Superintendent Carl Nelson asked the Conway School Board that question during his administrator's report last week. Board chairman Janine McLauchlan told her colleagues that the yearly rental price is $1,250 while the district could purchase a new machine for $4,500.
"Are we renting from the town?" board member Dick Klement asked.
Nelson said district is renting from a private entity while the town purchased its voting machine several years ago.
"You don't have that money budgeted to buy at this time," Nelson said, but the rental rate was figured into the 2012-13 school budget.
"I don't know the answer on this one," Klement said. "Do you have to secure it in a location with seals all over it and all that? If we can just get it out each year and then put it away in the closet when we're done that would seem to be the way to go."
The board did not vote on the matter at this time.