- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Officials say Craighead County failed to bill close to $260,000 for elections since 2008 because a former election coordinator didn’t invoice schools, cities and the state for more than 10 contests.

The Jonesboro Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1I9qwjh ) the county is finally starting to collect reimbursements. The state was billed in May, and it paid about $116,000 of the $130,249.50 requested by the county.

Election officials sent bills July 10 to the county’s eight school districts for more than $33,000 and cities that owe the county about $98,000 will be billed next week.

After the commission came under fire after the non-billing was discovered, officials there initially estimated the county was owed close to $90,000. But the figure rapidly grew as commissioners began reviewing past elections.

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Information from: Jonesboro Sun, https://jonesborosun.com

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