The Cost of an Election (NBC33 VIDEO)

By Eric DeFreeuw - NBC33

May 9, 2014 Updated May 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) - With the primary election in the rear view and candidates beginning to look towards November, it is important to look back at the economic toll the elections took on surrounding counties.

The Allen County Election Board reports roughly $250,000 dollars were pumped into the May primary election. With a voter turnout of 31,162 the figures show that just over $8.00 were spent per voter in the county.

On the other hand, DeKalb County only saw a 7.24% voter turnout, or 2,125 voters, yet spent $40,000 on its election, or $18.82 per voter.

To hear from election officials from each of the counties, click on the video link.

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