Town to get over $3,000 in early voting costs reimbursed

Jun 1, 2020

The state government owes the town of Dartmouth over $3,000 for early voting expenses related to the 2020 presidential primary.

Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne Bump called on state officials last week to reimburse communities $727,169.37 for early voting expenses. This is down from just over $1 million for similar expenses in the 2016 presidential election.

Dartmouth will be getting $3,215 repaid, up from $2,900 reimbursed for the 2016 presidential election.

These costs are mostly due to additional labor required for early voting, such as overtime for regular employees or hiring additional workers, Bump noted in a letter to lawmakers.

This year marked the first time that Massachusetts offered early voting in the presidential primary.