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  *115.077.  Election costs to be paid to election authority, by whom, when, procedure — failure to pay costs, penalty — state payments, fund for, transfers from general revenue. — 1.  Special districts, cities, townships in township organization counties, villages and the state shall pay the election costs required by this subchapter to each election authority conducting its elections.

  2.  Not later than the fifth Tuesday prior to any election to be conducted for the state, a special district or political subdivision, the election authority shall estimate the cost of conducting the election for the state and each political subdivision and special district submitting a candidate or question at the election.  Not later than the third Tuesday prior to the election, the state, each special district and political subdivision submitting a candidate or question at the election, except the county, shall deposit with the election authority an amount equal to the estimated cost of conducting the election for the state, the political subdivision or special district.  All payments of election costs received by an election authority under the provisions of this subsection shall be placed by the election authority in a special account and used by the election authority only to pay the costs incurred in conducting the election.  If the amount paid to an election authority by the state or any political subdivision or special district exceeds the cost of conducting the election for the state, political subdivision or special district, the election authority shall promptly refund to the state, political subdivision or special district the difference between the amount deposited with it and the cost of conducting the election.  If the amount deposited with an election authority by the state or any political subdivision or special district is less than the cost of conducting the election for the state, political subdivision or special district, the state, political subdivision or special district shall, not later than the fifth Tuesday after the election, pay to the election authority the difference between the amount deposited and the cost of conducting the election.

  3.  Except as provided in section 115.061, all payments of election costs received by an election authority under the provisions of this section shall be placed by the election authority in a special account and used by the election authority only to pay the costs incurred in conducting elections.

  4.  When the state or any political subdivision or special district willfully fails to make payment of an election cost required by this subchapter by the time provided in this subchapter, it shall pay a penalty of fifty dollars for each day after the time provided in this subchapter proper payment is not made.  Any such penalty shall be payable to the election authority authorized to receive payment of the election cost and shall be deposited in the general revenue fund of such election authority's city or county.

  5.  There is hereby created the "State Election Subsidy Fund" in the state treasury which shall be funded by appropriations from the general assembly for the purpose of the state making advance payments of election costs as required by this section.  To meet the state's funding obligation to maintain expenditures pursuant to Section 254(a)(7) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the commissioner of the office of administration shall annually transfer from general revenue to the state election subsidy fund an amount not less than the amount expended in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2000.  At the end of each fiscal year, any amounts in the state election subsidy fund not expended or obligated to meet the state's obligations pursuant to section 115.065 and this section shall be transferred to the election administration improvements fund authorized pursuant to section 115.078 and used to meet the maintenance of effort funding requirements of Section 254(a)(7) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002.  Any other law to the contrary notwithstanding, the funds received pursuant to Sections 251 and 252 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 shall be expended according to the state plan developed pursuant to the provisions of Section 254 of said act.  The secretary of state shall develop the state plan through the committee appointed by the secretary of state under the provisions of Section 255 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002.

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(L. 1977 H.B. 101 § 2.545, A.L. 1982 S.B. 526, A.L. 1983 H.B. 713 Revision, A.L. 1985 H.B. 620, A.L. 2003 H.B. 511)

*This section was amended by S.B. 592, 2018.  Due to a delayed effective date, both versions are printed.


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