Redding May Ask The County To Reimburse City For Increased Costs Of Elections

A letter may be sent to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors by the Redding City Council complaining about the increase in costs for elections if the plan to do hand tallies goes through. The cost for the city would increase from nearly $47,000 to nearly $177,000. The letter, to be reviewed Tuesday night, asks that if the county adopts a more expensive system, they pay the difference in the city’s costs. The point may be moot if the Governor signs Assembly Bill 969, which would ban hand tally elections involving more than a Thousand voters.