Costs of administering local elections

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 12:37, 6 December 2012 by Bailey Ludlam (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
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.


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


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]


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


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


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]


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


  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