Monday, April 30, 2012

Republican Primary costs Oswego County taxpayers $30 a vote

If interest in the Republican Presidential Primary race is reflected by the number of voters who turn out at the polls Tuesday, it would be a fair statement to say there was little interest.

Only five percent of registered Republicans, or 1,659 voters, cast a ballot in the primary race.

That’s according to Legislator Terry Wilbur, who serves as chairman of the Community and Consumer Affairs Committee. He presented the statistics during Wednesday’s meeting.

The approximate cost to taxpayers for each vote was $30, Wilbur noted. “I’ll leave it at that,” he said. “It wasn’t impressive.”

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