Special Cape election would cost $25,000

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A special election for the public to weigh in on a recently passed urban deer hunting program in Cape Girardeau could cost $25,000, city personnel said Wednesday in reference to a statement on cost by a city council member.

Before the council rejected an emergency ordinance Monday that would have asked voters whether to repeal the newly adopted program on the Nov. 6 ballot, council member John Voss said putting the issue on the existing November ballot would save taxpayers the responsibility of footing the $10,000 or so bill of a special election.

On Wednesday, public information manager Nicolette Brennan said the actual cost of a special election would be $25,000. Brennan said the cost to add the measure to a ballot in a regularly scheduled election would be $15,000 and that the figure quoted by Voss was equal to the difference in the two costs.

Pertinent address:

401 Independence St., Cape Girardeau, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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