§ 17-30. Except as provided herein, each county shall provide for and pay the costs and expenses of all elections within the county other than within the jurisdiction of a municipal Board of Election Commissioners, as well as the costs expended within the jurisdiction of a municipal Board of Election Commissioners for the registration and canvassing of voters in even-numbered years. Each municipality with the first Board of Election Commissioners established within a county shall provide for and pay the costs and expenses of all elections within the jurisdiction of the Board of Election Commissioners. The State shall reimburse each county and municipality in the amount of the increase in compensation provided in Public Acts 81-850 and 81-1149 and by this amendatory Act of 1998.
For each emergency referendum and each special election not conducted at the time of a regular election, each county and municipality responsible for paying for the costs and expenses shall directly pay for or be reimbursed by every other political subdivision for which officers or public questions are on the ballot within the jurisdiction of the election authority of such county or municipality except such costs and expenses as are required to be reimbursed by the State. For each primary election for the nomination of municipal officers held in a municipality with a population of 5000 or less in accordance with Article 7, 1 the county in which such municipality is located shall be reimbursed by the municipality for all costs and expenses attributable to such primary election, except for those costs and expenses required to be reimbursed by the State. Each such political subdivision shall provide for and shall promptly pay such reimbursement of the total costs and expenses of that election attributable to its offices or propositions as the case may be, not including such costs and expenses as are required to be reimbursed by the State.
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