Epilogue: The cost of St. Pete's municipal elections

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The numbers are in and the cost of St. Petersburg’s recent municipal election is $256,587.21. The city elected four Council members and voted on 8 charter amendments.

The total bill from the Supervisor of Elections includes an administration fee $70,429.60, poll workers at $94,247.65 and mail in ballot kits for $46,825, plus a host of other expenses.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.