Study Outlines Cost of Voter Registration

Publication: Northwest Public Radio

Author: Chris Lehman


01/04/2010 - Oregonians who want to vote on the pair of tax measures in this month's election have until tomorrow to register. Registering is free, but a recent study outlines the cost to taxpayers to maintain a voter database.

The Pew Center on the States examined the cost of registering voters in Oregon. The results surprised the center's John Lindback, who was Oregon's elections director until earlier this year.

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Lindback says it costs local, state and federal governments a combined $4.51 a year to maintain each voter's registration.

To listen to the full audio of "Study Outlines Cost of Voter Registration," visit nwpr.org.

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