Monday, March 13, 2006

Unanticipated costs of early voting in Ohio

Early voting is often sold as a cost-saver.

But as this report from Ohio shows, sometimes early voting can be more expensive.

Particularly when first being adopted, when the numbers of early voters are unknown, counties are having to shoulder extra costs. They have to order some unknown number of absentee ballots (and you HAVE to overorder) as well as man some unknown number of early voting stations.


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