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Counties release how much Gov. Newsom recall could cost them

After it was reported it could cost all 58 counties $215 million for the recall of Gov. Newsom, each county released how much it could cost them.

Posted: Jun 11, 2021 4:45 PM
Updated: Jun 11, 2021 4:51 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom could cost the state roughly $215 million and counties have released how much they may need to pay.

Butte County Elections said a special recall election could cost the county about $785,000, but it could be the responsibility of the state to cover that cost.

“How elections are paid for is they are paid for by the entities that are on the ballot,” said Keaton Denlay, manager for Butte County Elections. “So, for example, a general election we would have school district, recreation district and the cities. The costs of the elections get split up between all of those groups. This time is just the governor’s office that is on that ballot, so it should just be the state that is paying for it."

The cost varies depending on the county as Shasta County reported over $1 million in comparison to Butte County's $785,000.

For other counties in our area, Trinity County reported nearly $112,000, Tehama County reported nearly $172,000, Modoc County about $36,000 and Glenn County reported over $198,000.

Los Angeles County would pay the most, which reported over $49 million.

Right now, the state has not set an official date for the election.

All these numbers are the preliminary estimates released by the Department of Finance.

For a complete list of the 58 counties in California, visit the PDF below to get the preliminary estimate. 

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