Local communities are footing the bill for running today’s primary in the special election for a state Senate seat.
The cost for this election in the 1st Senate District, and the main one on June 12, is expected to be around a few thousand dollars.
Town of Buchanan Clerk Cynthia Sieracki says it’s not something they planned for, and they’ll have to figure out where the money will come from. She believes the two elections will cost a total of $5,000.
In Combined Locks, today’s primary will come with a price tag of around $1,300. That’s according to Village Administrator and Clerk Racquel Shampo-Giese. She expects they have to use money from their contingency fund.
Shampo-Giese expects voter turnout will be less than 10 percent. Sieracki predicts turnout in Buchanan will be under five percent.