WKYT - Good Question - Headlines

Good Question: How much will it cost per voter to have the primary?

The state predicted it, and it looks like low voter turnout was indeed the case in Tuesday's primary election.

Good Question: Henry in London-How much will it cost per voter to have the primary?

Low voter turnout is part of the story for Tuesday's primary election.

For some the lack of interest was disappointing.

"There should be a lot more people coming out for this especially that we as Americans have the opportunity and its needed," said voter Travis Simpson of Lexington.

Each election officials in each 120 counties roll out their machines.

The machines are staffed with poll workers and it all comes at a cost.

But what does the cost of the election boil down to for tax payers?

The Secretary of State's office says it cost the state roughly $1200 per voting precinct and across the state there are 3,570 precincts.

That comes to a whopping $4.3 million total to hold an election.

While we know that not every registered voter took part in Tuesday's election we can estimate what it would cost per voter if they did.

The state has about 2.9 million registered voters, by our calculations it costs about $1.50 per voter to have the primary election.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 122098189 - wkyt.com/a?a=122098189
Gray Television, Inc.