Nov. 6 Election In Hamilton County Cost Over $280,000

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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

Walden $2,368

Red Bank $4,590

Signal Mountain $3,240

Lakesite $1,798




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