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Pender County election to be double expected cost

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PENDER COUNTY -- Thanks to a few new items on the ballot, the upcoming election in Pender County is going to cost about twice as much as expected. During odd numbered years, it's usually just the individual towns in Pender County that hold elections. But since there is now a referendum on the ballot regarding a county-wide land transfer tax. The elections board will have to open all 20 precincts. That ups the cost of running the election to $20,000. As long as there's not a runoff elections officials say they should be able to absorb the added expense.

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Lets hope they work out all

Lets hope they work out all the kinks by November 2008. The last presidential election in hampstead was a joke. SO many people couldn't even vote becuase the lines were HOURS long! I was three hours late to work! And I got in line at 6:30am!