The timing of Souder’s resignation begs the poll question to the left and I feel, a place for you to sound off about this topic.
An article from Indiana News Center highlights the following:
Special Election will be costly
The Third Congressional District is compromised of eight counties. Each one must foot the bill for their portion of the special election.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Allen: $275,000
- Kosciusko: $50,000
- Noble: $26,935
- Steuben: $40,000
- Elkhart: $35,000
Indiana’s NewsCenter has been unable to reach officials in Dekalb, LaGrange and Whitley counties by press time, but experts suggest the cost of the election could reach $1 million.
Costs include ballot and booklet printing, paying pole workers and transportation costs associated with moving voting machines.
So, this begs the question, given the nature of how this has played out, should politicians in situations similar to Mark Souder be required to help with the funding of these Special Elections?
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