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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2013
 
CONTACT: Pamela Weaver, (601) 270-4100

Hosemann returns $1-Million to Mississippi Counties

Jackson, MS--- Thanks to legislation proposed by Secretary Hosemann, Mississippi counties will receive an additional $1,018,484 in funding from the Elections Support Fund to help pay for elections.

“The Elections Support Fund allows Mississippi to decrease its dependence on federal funding in our State’s elections process,” says Secretary Hosemann. “Lean budget times should not hinder our right to vote.”

For the last several years, Mississippi counties have relied heavily on federal funding from the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to fund a majority of election costs. With HAVA funds depleted, the Mississippi Legislature created the Election Support Fund from money generated by annual report filings from out-of-state Limited Liability Companies (LLCs).

“These funds will assist counties in conducting elections across the State.” says Secretary Hosemann. “I am pleased the Legislature has found an effective way to get the counties the money they need.”

Allocations from the Election Support Fund are distributed annually to each Mississippi county and may be used for, “the purpose of acquiring, upgrading, maintaining or repairing voting equipment, systems and supplies, hiring technical support and training election officials.” Funds are proportionately distributed by population figures released by the United States Census Bureau, as required by State law.

The distribution by county is as follows:

 

County

Co. Allocation

 

County

Co. Allocation

Adams

           $11,085.51

 

Lincoln

           $11,968.32

Alcorn

           $12,719.32

 

Lowndes

           $20,518.34

Amite

             $4,507.04

 

Madison

           $32,677.15

Attala

             $6,715.08

 

Marion

             $9,297.59

Benton

             $2,996.11

 

Marshall

           $12,749.18

Bolivar

           $11,719.81

 

Monroe

           $12,695.98

Calhoun

             $5,135.51

 

Montgomery

             $3,749.86

Carroll

             $3,637.28

 

Neshoba

           $10,185.89

Chickasaw

             $5,969.57

 

Newton

             $7,455.10

Choctaw

             $2,933.64

 

Noxubee

             $3,962.67

Claiborne

             $3,296.44

 

Oktibbeha

           $16,362.43

Clarke

             $5,743.03

 

Panola

           $11,912.71

Clay

             $7,082.34

 

Pearl River

           $19,164.27

Coahoma

             $8,975.98

 

Perry

             $4,204.65

Copiah

           $10,107.97

 

Pike

           $13,868.13

Covington

             $6,716.45

 

Pontotoc

           $10,282.34

DeSoto

           $55,347.58

 

Prentiss

             $8,675.65

Forrest

           $25,720.09

 

Quitman

             $2,822.43

Franklin

             $2,786.39

 

Rankin

           $48,608.13

George

             $7,749.59

 

Scott

             $9,701.24

Greene

             $4,942.61

 

Sharkey

             $1,687.35

Grenada

             $7,518.94

 

Simpson

             $9,440.03

Hancock

           $15,078.04

 

Smith

             $5,660.31

Harrison

           64,221.27

 

Stone

             $6,104.81

Hinds

           84,190.78

 

Sunflower

           $10,108.32

Holmes

             6,589.46

 

Tallahatchie

             $5,278.29

Humphreys

             3,217.84

 

Tate

             $9,914.73

Issaquena

482.59

 

Tippah

             $7,630.84

Itawamba

             8,032.08

 

Tishomingo

             $6,725.03

Jackson

           47,939.16

 

Tunica

             $3,699.40

Jasper

             5,856.30

 

Union

             $9,313.38

Jefferson

             2,651.85

 

Walthall

             $5,300.60

Jefferson Davis

             4,285.99

 

Warren

           $16,740.68

Jones

           23,258.05

 

Washington

           $17,552.09

Kemper

             3,588.88

 

Wayne

             $7,121.13

Lafayette

           16,252.59

 

Webster

             $3,519.20

Lamar

           19,103.86

 

Wilkinson

             $3,390.49

Lauderdale

           27,548.51

 

Winston

             $6,589.46

Lawrence

             4,437.71

 

Yalobusha

             $4,351.55

Leake

             8,170.75

 

Yazoo

             $9,632.93

Lee

           28,457.74

 

 Total

$1,018,484.79

Leflore

           11,092.38

 

 

 



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