Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Texas: El Paso recall costs may hit $300-900K

El Paso's county Election Administrator is saying that the mayoral recall could cost between $300,000 to $900,000. Since the city has a law mandating that the recall be held on the same date as a primary or general election (which would seem to be done largely to cut down on the cost), this seems strange, but according to the officials:

But because Chacon can't use county staff and equipment to conduct a city recall election, the city will have to lease voting machines, program them and run the election itself. 

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