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This page seeks to cover how much is set forth in a county budget to pay for elections throughout the year as well as specific costs certain elections have in different states.
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[[File:Campaign Finance Ballotpedia.png|150px|right|link=State by state comparison of campaign finance reporting requirements]]{{tnr}}''This page collects information about how much it costs to administer a variety of local election contests, including election contests involving local ballot measures.  
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==Arizona==
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:: ''See also: [[Local ballot measures, Arizona]]''
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{|class="wikitable sortable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" border="1" style="background:none" style="width:60%;"
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|-
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | County
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Measure
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Cost of election
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| [[Mohave County, Arizona ballot measures|Mohave County]]
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| [[Mohave County Kennel Ordinance Repeal Question (August 2011)|Mohave County Kennel Ordinance Repeal Question]]
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| $209,000<ref>[http://www.mohavedailynews.com/articles/2011/03/15/news/local/doc4d7f03c12659c259273698.txt ''Mohave Daily News'', "Consolidated precincts likely for August kennel referendum", March 15, 2011]</ref>
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==California==
 
==California==
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:: ''See also: [[Local ballot measures, California]]''
  
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{|class="wikitable sortable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" border="1" style="background:none" style="width:60%;"
 
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | County
 
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | County
 
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Measure
 
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Measure
 
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Cost of election
 
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Cost of election
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|-
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| {{alameda}}
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| [[Hayward Unified School District parcel tax, Measure G (June 2012)|Hayward Unified School District parcel tax]]
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| $200,000<ref name=tax>[http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_20126728/hayward-school-trustees-approve-parcel-tax-june-ballot ''Inside Bay Area'', "Hayward school trustees approve parcel tax for June ballot", May 7, 2012]</ref>
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| {{contra costa}}
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| [[East Contra Costa County parcel tax for Fire Services, Measure S (June 2012)|East Contra Costa County parcel tax for Fire Services]]
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| $150,000<ref name=ten>[http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20059132 ''Mercury News'', "Fire district changes mind, adds sunset clause to parcel tax", February 27, 2012]</ref>
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| {{contra costa}}
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| [[Kensington Community Services District Appropriations Limit, Measure E (June 2011)|Kensington CSD Appropriations Limit]]
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| $5,000-$10,000<ref name=patch>[http://elcerrito.patch.com/articles/kensington-vote-june-7-could-affect-police-other-services ''El Cerrito Patch'', "Kensington Vote June 7 Could Affect Police, Other Services"]</ref>
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| {{contra costa}}
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| [[City of Richmond Sales Tax Increase, Measure D (June 2011)|City of Richmond, Measure D]]
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| $200,000<ref>[http://richmondconfidential.org/2011/05/26/opponents-say-ballot-measures-might-cause-legal-trouble-for-city/ ''Richmond Confidential'', "Opponents say ballot measures might cause legal trouble for city", May 26, 2011]</ref>
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|-
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| {{contra costa}}
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| [[Donald Kuehne and Joanne Ward recall, Hercules, California (2011)|Kuehne and Ward Recall, Hercules]]
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| $5.50 per vote cast<ref name=cost>[http://hercules.patch.com/articles/how-much-the-city-council-election-costs ''Hercules Patch'', "What's The Tab for Tuesday's City Council Election? $42,000 and Counting", June 4, 2011]</ref>
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| {{los angeles}}
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| [[Pasadena Unified School District parcel tax, Measure CC (May 2010)|Pasadena Unified, Measure CC]]
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| $500,000<ref>[http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_15030808 ''Daily Bulletin'', "Failed parcel tax teaches Pasadena schools an expensive lesson", May 6, 2010]</ref>
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|-
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| {{marin}}
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| [[Ross Valley School District parcel tax, Measure A (June 2012)|Ross Valley School District parcel tax]]
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| $40,000 for 15,813 voters<ref name=catastrophizing>[http://www.marinij.com/sananselmo/ci_20139539/ross-valley-schools-push-149-parcel-tax-increase ''Marin Independent Journal'', "Ross Valley schools push for $149 parcel tax increase", March 9, 2012]</ref>
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| {{mendocino}}
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| [[Joe Riboli, Lauren Sinnott, David Ingham and Eloisa Oropeza recall, Point Arena, California (2011)|Point Arena recall]]
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| $5,000<ref>[http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110220/NEWS/110229980/1350?Title=Petition-drive-to-recall-most-of-Pt-Arena-City-Council- ''Press Democrat'', "Petition drive to recall most of Pt. Arena City Council", February 20, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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| {{orange}}
 
| {{orange}}
| [[Referendum on the Proposed Distrito La Novia Development in San Juan Capistrano, Measure B (June 2011)|San Juan Capistrano Distrito Development, Measure B]]
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| [[Referendum on the Distrito Development in San Juan Capistrano, Measure B (June 2011)|San Juan Capistrano Distrito Development, Measure B]]
| Between $76,500-$85,500<ref name=details>[http://www.thecapistranodispatch.com/view/full_story/11662702/article-Fate-of-Distrito-will-be-in-Voters%E2%80%99-Hands?instance=eye_on_sjc ''The Capistrano Dispatch'', "Fate of Distrito will be in Voters’ Hands", February 25, 2011]</ref>
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| Between $76,500-$85,500<ref>[http://www.thecapistranodispatch.com/view/full_story/11662702/article-Fate-of-Distrito-will-be-in-Voters%E2%80%99-Hands?instance=eye_on_sjc ''The Capistrano Dispatch'', "Fate of Distrito will be in Voters’ Hands", February 25, 2011]</ref>
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| {{riverside}}
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| [[Vote on Walmart Supercenter in Menifee, Measure C (June 2011)|Vote on Walmart Supercenter in Menifee]]
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| $113,500<ref name=shop>[http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_swalmart02.2266a99.html ''Press Enterprise'', "Menifee council sends Wal-Mart project to voters", March 1, 2011]</ref>
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| {{san benito}}
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| [[Hollister School District parcel tax, Measure A (June 2011)|Hollister Schools parcel tax]]
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| $200,000<ref>[http://www.freelancenews.com/news/274425-supervisors-question-special-school-election-costing-200k ''Hollister Freelance'', "Supervisors question special school election costing $200K", April 6, 2011]</ref>
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| {{san diego}}
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| [[City of Encinitas Mayoral Elections and Terms, Measures K, L and M (November 2012)|City of Encinitas Measures K, L and M]]
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| $37,630<ref>[http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/encinitas/ballot-measures-cost-encinitas/article_5a852aa5-f252-58ad-84d8-b9c4636ff1c2.html ''North County Times'', "Ballot measures cost Encinitas $37,630", November 20, 2012]</ref>
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| {{san mateo}}
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| [[San Mateo County Hotel Tax Increase, Measure U (June 2012)|San Mateo County Hotel Tax]]
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| $280,000<ref name=up>[http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_19941385 ''Mercury News'', "San Mateo County could spring three tax measures on June ballot", February 10, 2012]</ref>
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| {{santa clara}}
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| [[Milpitas Unified School District bond proposition, Measure E (June 2012)|Milpitas Unified School District bond proposition]]
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| $98,000<ref>[http://www.mercurynews.com/milpitas/ci_20692770/school-bond-campaign-full-swing ''Mercury News'', "School bond campaign in full swing", May 23, 2012]</ref>
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| {{santa cruz}}
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| [[City of Santa Cruz Voter Approval for Desalination Facility, Measure P (November 2012)|Santa Cruz Voter Approval Required for Desalination Facility]]
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| $70,000 - $90,000<ref>[http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21002062/desal-measure-heads-november-ballot-group-narrowly-collects ''Mercury News'', "Desal measure heads to November ballot; group narrowly collects enough signatures to qualify", July 3, 2012]</ref>
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| {{ventura}}
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| [[Las Virgenes Unified School District parcel tax, Measure K (November 2011)|Las Virgenes Measure K parcel tax]]
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| $200,000<ref>[http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/oct/22/second-parcel-tax-on-las-virgenes-ballot-nov-8/ ''Ventura County Star'', "Second parcel tax on Las Virgenes ballot Nov. 8", October 22, 2011]</ref>
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==Florida==
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:: ''See also: [[Local ballot measures, Florida]]''
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Measure
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Cost of election
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| [[Palm Beach County, Florida ballot measures|Palm Beach County]]
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| [[Loxahatchee Groves Water Board Election Question (June 2011)|Loxahatchee Groves Water Board Election Question]]
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| $36,000 <ref>[http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/vote-challenges-loxahatchee-groves-balance-of-power-1497040.html ''The Palm Beach Post'', "Vote challenges Loxahatchee Groves' balance of power," May 25, 2011]</ref>
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==Ohio==
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:: ''See also: [[Local ballot measures, Ohio]]''
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| [[Delaware County, Ohio ballot measures|Delaware County]]
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| [[Buckeye Valley School District Income Tax & Bond Measure (August 2012)|Buckeye Valley School District Income Tax & Bond Measure]]
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| $42,000 <ref>[http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/06/08/backers-of-school-tax-have-questions-too.html ''The Columbus Dispatch'', "Backers of Buckeye Valley school tax have questions, too," June 8, 2012]</ref>
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==Michigan==
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:: ''See also: [[Local ballot measures, Michigan]]''
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Measure
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| [[Genesee County, Michigan ballot measures|Genesee County]]
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| [[Fenton School District Bond Measure (May 2012)|Fenton School District Bond Measure]]
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| $13,466 <ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/06/fenton_schools_failed_bond_pro.html ''Flint News'', "Fenton School's failed bond proposal election costs district more than $13,000," June 12, 2012]</ref>
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==New Jersey==
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:: ''See also: [[Local ballot measures, New Jersey]]''
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| [[Bergen County, New Jersey ballot measures|Bergen County]]
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| [[Anthony Suarez recall, Ridgefield, New Jersey, 2010|Anthony Suarez recall]]
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| $16,000<ref>[http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/100863884_Total_recall.html ''North Jersey'', "The Record: Total recall", August 17, 2010]</ref>
  
 
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==Washington==
 
==Washington==
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:: ''See also: [[Local ballot measures, Washington]]''
  
 
This table represents the budgeted amount each county listed for elections for 2011 (or 2010 if noted). Not all the counties provided their budget on their websites, this table shows only those which were available.
 
This table represents the budgeted amount each county listed for elections for 2011 (or 2010 if noted). Not all the counties provided their budget on their websites, this table shows only those which were available.
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==See also==
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* [[Local ballot measure elections in 2011]]
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* [[Local ballot measure elections in 2010]]
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* [[County election website evaluations]]
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* [[2010 ballot measure campaign contributions|2010 statewide ballot measure campaign contributions]]
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==References==
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Revision as of 11:37, 6 December 2012

Campaign Finance Ballotpedia.png
This page collects information about how much it costs to administer a variety of local election contests, including election contests involving local ballot measures.

Arizona

See also: Local ballot measures, Arizona
County Measure Cost of election
Mohave County Mohave County Kennel Ordinance Repeal Question $209,000[1]

California

See also: Local ballot measures, California
County Measure Cost of election
Alameda County Hayward Unified School District parcel tax $200,000[2]
Contra Costa County East Contra Costa County parcel tax for Fire Services $150,000[3]
Contra Costa County Kensington CSD Appropriations Limit $5,000-$10,000[4]
Contra Costa County City of Richmond, Measure D $200,000[5]
Contra Costa County Kuehne and Ward Recall, Hercules $5.50 per vote cast[6]
Los Angeles County Pasadena Unified, Measure CC $500,000[7]
Marin County Ross Valley School District parcel tax $40,000 for 15,813 voters[8]
Mendocino County Point Arena recall $5,000[9]
Orange County San Juan Capistrano Distrito Development, Measure B Between $76,500-$85,500[10]
Riverside County Vote on Walmart Supercenter in Menifee $113,500[11]
San Benito County Hollister Schools parcel tax $200,000[12]
San Diego County City of Encinitas Measures K, L and M $37,630[13]
San Mateo County San Mateo County Hotel Tax $280,000[14]
Santa Clara County Milpitas Unified School District bond proposition $98,000[15]
Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Voter Approval Required for Desalination Facility $70,000 - $90,000[16]
Ventura County Las Virgenes Measure K parcel tax $200,000[17]

Florida

See also: Local ballot measures, Florida
County Measure Cost of election
Palm Beach County Loxahatchee Groves Water Board Election Question $36,000 [18]

Ohio

See also: Local ballot measures, Ohio
County Measure Cost of election
Delaware County Buckeye Valley School District Income Tax & Bond Measure $42,000 [19]

Michigan

See also: Local ballot measures, Michigan
County Measure Cost of election
Genesee County Fenton School District Bond Measure $13,466 [20]

New Jersey

See also: Local ballot measures, New Jersey
County Measure Cost of election
Bergen County Anthony Suarez recall $16,000[21]

Washington

See also: Local ballot measures, Washington

This table represents the budgeted amount each county listed for elections for 2011 (or 2010 if noted). Not all the counties provided their budget on their websites, this table shows only those which were available.

Click "show" to see the full table.

See also

References

  1. Mohave Daily News, "Consolidated precincts likely for August kennel referendum", March 15, 2011
  2. Inside Bay Area, "Hayward school trustees approve parcel tax for June ballot", May 7, 2012
  3. Mercury News, "Fire district changes mind, adds sunset clause to parcel tax", February 27, 2012
  4. El Cerrito Patch, "Kensington Vote June 7 Could Affect Police, Other Services"
  5. Richmond Confidential, "Opponents say ballot measures might cause legal trouble for city", May 26, 2011
  6. Hercules Patch, "What's The Tab for Tuesday's City Council Election? $42,000 and Counting", June 4, 2011
  7. Daily Bulletin, "Failed parcel tax teaches Pasadena schools an expensive lesson", May 6, 2010
  8. Marin Independent Journal, "Ross Valley schools push for $149 parcel tax increase", March 9, 2012
  9. Press Democrat, "Petition drive to recall most of Pt. Arena City Council", February 20, 2011
  10. The Capistrano Dispatch, "Fate of Distrito will be in Voters’ Hands", February 25, 2011
  11. Press Enterprise, "Menifee council sends Wal-Mart project to voters", March 1, 2011
  12. Hollister Freelance, "Supervisors question special school election costing $200K", April 6, 2011
  13. North County Times, "Ballot measures cost Encinitas $37,630", November 20, 2012
  14. Mercury News, "San Mateo County could spring three tax measures on June ballot", February 10, 2012
  15. Mercury News, "School bond campaign in full swing", May 23, 2012
  16. Mercury News, "Desal measure heads to November ballot; group narrowly collects enough signatures to qualify", July 3, 2012
  17. Ventura County Star, "Second parcel tax on Las Virgenes ballot Nov. 8", October 22, 2011
  18. The Palm Beach Post, "Vote challenges Loxahatchee Groves' balance of power," May 25, 2011
  19. The Columbus Dispatch, "Backers of Buckeye Valley school tax have questions, too," June 8, 2012
  20. Flint News, "Fenton School's failed bond proposal election costs district more than $13,000," June 12, 2012
  21. North Jersey, "The Record: Total recall", August 17, 2010