If a recall of the Grand Island mayor makes the ballot, the special election will cost the city up to $12,000.
If enough signatures are gathered for a petition seeking the recall of Mayor Jay Vavricek, the city of Grand Island would have to cover the election costs.
Hall County election commissioner Dale Baker says the cost would be $10,000 to $12,000.
Signatures can be gathered beginning Sept. 17. Petition backers will have 30 days to collect nearly 3,300 signatures.
A former City Council candidate, Jeb Wolsleben, is leading the effort to oust Vavricek, citing in part the mayor's decision to bring back the former city administrator and ignoring the council's wishes.