California Association of Clerks and Election Officials launches election cost website

What does it take to fund an election?

The California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) in partnership with Q2 Data & Research and with the support of the James Irvine Foundation, launched a new election cost website to help understand the true cost of funding California’s democracy.

The website has historic information back to 2004 and provides information on all elements for conducting an election, including cost of polling places, poll workers, ballot production, and multi-lingual support. CACEO plans to collect cost information for the 2016 election cycle and this information will be posted in 2017.

You can access the newly launched website at:

California has 58 counties that are unique in their geography, demography and costs for funding elections. The Election Cost website will help the public and policymakers understand what it truly takes to fund elections in the nation’s most diverse state and provides a wealth of information as we continue to modernize California’s elections.

Homepage of CACEO’s new election cost website


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