ETX commissioners approve election security expenditure


BOWIE COUNTY, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Bowie County Commissioners on Monday approved a contract providing for election security.

Officials said the move was mandated by the legislature in 2019. Commissioners agreed to pay $41,000 to AT&T Cyber-Defenses for the job.

Elections Administrator Pat McCoy said this particular package deals with external cybersecurity administration.  He added that the money will come from a $130,000 grant through the Help Americans Vote Act.

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