The Cost of Elections

The expenditures of U.S. states on elections every year is sky-high, and with the option of secure online voting available, these millions of dollars are being wasted needlessly.

To see how much your state spends per ballot during presidential elections, hover your cursor over your state on the map below.

If your state’s information is missing, it means that they did not collect information for state-wide expenditures.

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY

Methodology: Expenses for the 2012 General Election were requested and provided by each state per their respective Freedom of Information Act. The total expenditure was then divided by the number of participating voters in each state to obtain a cost per ballot. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.