Recount Requests For March Primary Could Cost Over $10K

With some of Shasta County’s political races just squeaking by, the question of a recount has risen to the surface. The deadline to request a recount is 5 days after Thursday’s certification, and whoever makes the request must pay for the recount. Assistant Registrar of Voters Joanna Francescut could not provide an estimate of the cost for a recount. In 2022, Mark Kent requested a recount of six different races, but rescinded the request when he was told it would cost more than $10,000.

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