Home » NEWS » County in dispute with insurer over tornado-damaged voting machines

County in dispute with insurer over tornado-damaged voting machines

HATTIESBURG — The Forrest County Board of Supervisors is at odds with its insurer over replacing voting machines damaged in the Feb. 10 tornado.

The roof of the county election commission building was severely damaged, exposing the electronic voting machines to rain in the days after the devastating storm.

Board president David Hogan tells The Hattiesburg American he and fellow supervisors do not want to use any of the machines to conduct elections.

Hogan says the county wants all of the damaged machines replaced.

But, the county’s insurer is offering to replace only six and clean another 20 machines.

Hogan says the county has retained an independent adjuster to negotiate with the county’s insurer to replace the machines.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply