Whether or not you cast a ballot during the early voting period, you paid for it. 

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher says it cost taxpayers close to $23 per ballot cast during the 14 day period. 

There were a total of nearly 16,000 early voters, for a grand total of $360,000. 

But, Bucher says it gave voters and pollworkers the chance to get accustomed to new technology.  She says that makes it a smart and longterm investment. 

Voters in Palm Beach County will now check in using tablets.

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