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Election Cost Estimates

The RR/CC has created an online Election Cost Estimate Application for jurisdictions to instantly calculate their own Election Cost estimates. The application calculates the total number of registered voters and permanent vote by mail voters in the specific jurisdiction to determine the estimated election cost.

***Please note estimating rates were revised effective 9/23/2021. If estimates were calculated prior to 9/23/2021, we strongly suggest a new estimate be calculated.***


Things to consider when using the Election Cost Estimate Application:

  • Actual election factors such as jurisdiction participation, number of pages, and the implementation of the new voting system (Voting Solutions for All People or VSAP), may significantly impact actual costs billed to participating jurisdictions.
  • Estimated rates are not fixed fees and are for estimating purposes only.
  • The prior estimating tool was based on a fee-based model that is no longer used.

Requests for Special Cost Estimates

If you are a local jurisdiction that is responsible for conducting and administering elections (e.g., city, school district, general district) that is in need of a cost estimate for a potential election:

  • that would not be consolidated with the statewide primary election in March or June or the statewide general election in November
  • or that must adhere to a special timeline such as a recall election or an election due to termination of a provisional appointment
  • or that would be conducted pursuant to Elections Code sections 1000(b), 1000(c), or 4000; Education Code 5091; or Government Code 1780 or 36512

Please submit correspondence, on your jurisdiction’s letterhead, that describes: 1) the date that you are targeting or that is legally required 2) the statutory or legal authority that allows for said date and 3) your request for a cost estimate.

Please ensure that your correspondence is signed by the appropriate official and address it to:

Monica Flores

Acting Assistant Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

12400 Imperial Highway, Suite 7001

Norwalk, California 90650

Please email it to Monica Flores mflores@rrcc.lacounty.gov and copy Alex Olvera aolvera@rrcc.lacounty.gov and the Financial Services Section electionbilling@rrcc.lacounty.gov.


Need Help Using the Application?

View the Election Cost Estimate Application Guideline for quick assistance on how to use the application. If you need additional help, please contact the Election Billing Team at electionbilling@rrcc.lacounty.gov .


Election Disclaimer

Please note that calculating an estimate using the Election Cost Estimate Application is not consent or agreement to hold, consolidate or provide support services for an election. Requests from jurisdictions for any election scenario must be received in the form of an adopted resolution or other official document and considered by the Board of Supervisors and Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk at the appropriate time. For more information, please contact the Election Information and Preparation Division at ecu@rrcc.lacounty.gov .

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