Costs for the new 9th Congressional District election will reach $1 million, according to county estimates provided to Channel 9.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections ordered a new election for the 9th Congressional District after determining election fraud tainted last November’s contest.
Mecklenburg County estimates the new election will cost $250,000. Union County estimates between the primary and the election, the cost will come out to be between $400,000 and $500,000.
Anson, Richmond and Bladen counties each estimate the cost will be under $100,000. Scotland County could only provide an estimated cost for the primary at $22,000.
Cumberland County, which only includes part of the 9th District, is putting a $180,000 price tag on the new election. An estimate isn’t available yet for Robeson County.
Even without Robeson County, the cost ranges from $996,000 to $1.1 million.
Ten Republicans are vying to be their party’s nominee. The primary is on May 14. The election will be Sept. 10 unless there is a second primary. A second primary can be called by the second-place finisher if no one receives 30 percent of the vote. If there is a second primary, the election will be Nov. 5.
Absentee ballots will start to be mailed Friday, March 29.
Democrat Dan McCready does not have a primary challenger.
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