On Tuesday the Board of Elections approved a budget to submit to Glynn County, discussed strengthening the absentee ballot counting process and looking at ways to service and maintain voting machines.

Elections and registration supervisor Tina Edwards said the budget won’t be much different from last year, as they only have three races to cover, a Brunswick City Commission race, possible runoff and May primary.

Getting guidance from the contractor that audits the electoral software on how to better maintain and service polling equipment was part of the budget discussions. Some polling machines may have to be sent in for repairs.

As part of discussions about goals and objectives, the board agreed it would be a good idea to have a two-person team audit absentee ballots. The step would be to reassure the public that every vote is counted and counted precisely.