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The Cost of the 2012 General Election in Wisconsin

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Last year, we noted Wisconsin’s extensive efforts to provide and share data on the costs to administer elections in the state. Recently, 3-19-13the state provided updated figures showing that the November general election cost slightly more than $10 million. Like other elections the state held in 2012, about one-third of the cost went to paying poll workers.

The five statewide elections in 2012 together cost approximately $37 million.