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Costs of administering local elections

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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.


County Measure Cost of election
Mendocino County Point Arena recall $5,000[1]
Orange County San Juan Capistrano Distrito Development, Measure B Between $76,500-$85,500[2]
Riverside County Vote on Walmart Supercenter in Menifee $113,500[3]

New Jersey

County Measure Cost of election
Bergen County Anthony Suarez recall $16,000[4]


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.


  1. Press Democrat, "Petition drive to recall most of Pt. Arena City Council", February 20, 2011
  2. The Capistrano Dispatch, "Fate of Distrito will be in Voters’ Hands", February 25, 2011
  3. Press Enterprise, "Menifee council sends Wal-Mart project to voters", March 1, 2011
  4. North Jersey, "The Record: Total recall", August 17, 2010