Does the County Commission pay for the Special Election?

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The Code of Alabama (section 16-13-185) directs that the expenses of conducting the election be paid out of the County Treasury.  Further, under the Alabama Code, the County will be paid annually, out of the proceeds of the new tax, the statutorily allowed fees for assessment and collection, amounting to 4% of the proceeds.  If the proposed tax passes, the Butler County Commission will receive approximately $56,000 annually.

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