May 1 Election Cost $221,896; Lured Only 20,498 Voters

Monday, May 14, 2018

The May 1 primary election that lured only 20,498 voters cost the county $221,896, election officials said.

The turnout was just 10.64 percent of the 192,662 voters deemed to be active.

Election day officials cost $106,893. It was noted that election workers earlier received a raise.

Early voting officials were paid $44,476.

The audit by Mauldin & Jenkins cost $10,631.

Kerry Steelman, election administrator, said it has been found that very few voters cast ballots during early voting on Saturdays from 3-6 p.m. He noted that election workers are being paid overtime during that period.

Knoxville stops its early voting on Saturday at 3 p.m. and it does not seem to hurts its turnout, officials said.



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