- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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 (https://bit.ly/29fTIFu ) 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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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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