It cost $280,866.51 to put on the Nov. 6 election that included voting for president of the United States, members of the Election Commission were told Tuesday.
The bulk of the expense was $191,288.83 for labor costs, Administrator Charlotte Mullis-Morgan said.
Ballots were $66,656.50.
Miscellaneous expenses were $14,315,68. That included van rental, precinct supply boxes, supplies, printing, office manuals, poll books, telephone service, utilities and voting machines.
The audit by Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter cost $8,605.50.
Newspaper advertising amounted to $6,442.14.
The various municipalities will share the costs.Those include:
Chattanooga $34,530 for one ordinance on recalls
East Ridge $5,634
Soddy Daisy $3,632
Red Bank $4,590
Signal Mountain $3,240