LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada county has spent $5.4 million to repair an election building that was damaged by movements in the earth.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that a system of sensors now monitors the walls of the Clark County Election Department warehouse. Other upgrades include foundation and roof repairs and a new storm drainage system.
County staff decided the building needed attention after finding cracks in the concrete slab and walls. They considered building a new facility, but concluded that repairs were the best option.
The county stores 4,500 voting machines and other polling site equipment in the 111,752-square-foot building, which it paid $11.8 million for in 2008.
Assistant County Manager Randy Tarr says the building is located in an area where expansive clay can cause fissures.
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