“States need to pay up to secure 2024 elections, experts warn”

Axios reports.

“Presidential elections cost $2 billion-$5 billion to administer nationally, yet most of the nation’s 10,000 local jurisdictions are woefully underfunded, Charles Stewart III, director of the MIT Election Data and Science Lab, told the [NCSL] conference. …

“There’s an ‘alarming’ turnover rate among staffers responsible for administering elections at the county level — 50% in North Carolina since 2020 and nearly 75% in Kansas, said Rachel Orey, associate director of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a D.C. think tank.

  • Next year will be the first time ‘huge amounts of the election workforce’ administers a ‘high-turnout presidential election,’ Orey said at the conference.”
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