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Election Billing

Fee-Based Election Billing

The RR/CC has introduced a new fee-based billing methodology that will provide the jurisdictions we serve with an easier and more efficient election billing process. Fee-based billing will expedite the production and release of election cost estimates and final bills to jurisdictions. Benefits of fee-based billing are as follows:

  • Jurisdictions can instantly calculate their own estimates using an Election Cost Estimate Calculator.
  • Timely receipt of bills. Instead of a 3 to 4 month billing cycle, election bills will be prepared and mailed to your jurisdiction within 5 business days from the election certification date.
  • Reduced variances between estimated and actual election costs because the same fees are used for estimating and billing.

At this time, the RR/CC is unable to provide cost estimates for consolidated or stand-alone election scenarios for the year 2020 and beyond. The year 2020 is when LA County is scheduled for a full transition from the current voting model to the future voting model. As the RR/CC’s Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) finalizes and integrates the various components of the future model (e.g., vote centers, tally system, supplies/equipment, staffing, pre and post election operations, etc.), the RR/CC will be able to estimate costs for the conduct and administration of future elections. The RR/CC will be updating jurisdictions as to the possibility of calculating appropriate and realistic cost estimates for election dates/cycle in the year 2020 and beyond.

Calculating your Jurisdiction's Election

Election Cost Estimate Calculator

Receive an estimate of your jurisdiction's election billing fees with the Election Cost Estimate Calculator. The application calculates the total number of registered voters and permanent vote by mail voters in the specific jurisdiction to determine the estimated fee.

Need help using the application?

View the Election Billing Fee Application Guideline if you need assistance on how to use the application. If you need additional help please contact the Election Billing Team at


Please note that calculating an estimate using the Election Billing Fee 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

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