The Dickson County Election Commission will leave it up to the city of Dickson whether there will be an early voting satellite in the city and how many polling places will be used for the Sept. 26 municipal election. Administrator of Elections Linda Medley told the commission last week that she has projected a cost of $16,737 for the election of four council members this fall, which is down from the $18,000 cost of the 2011 city election of a mayor and four council members. Medley said the budget will change depending on whether early voting is offered at a satellite location and how many precincts are used election day. Early voting will be conducted at the election office in Charlotte and the preliminary budget includes satellite early voting at the Restoration Church in Dickson Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the two-week early voting period. The budget proposal also is based on continuing with polling places in each of the city’s four wards on election day: First Baptist Church in the First Ward, Restoration Church in the Second Ward, Dickson Senior Citizens Center in the Third Ward and Pomona Baptist Church in the Fourth Ward. But Medley said the city could reduce the cost of the election by holding voting at one central location. Commission Chairman Jack Garton said it should be the city’s decision on whether it wants to pay for satellite early voting and how many polling places. “You’re paying for it, we’ll do it however you want to do it,” Garton said. He recommended that Medley ask to address the council at its next meeting, but she is not listed on the agenda for Monday’s meeting that was released yesterday. Incumbent council members Mike Legg, Joey Turbeville, Bird Armstrong and Michael Outlaw, challenger Jeremiah Wright and former Councilman Richard Arnold are the only people to have picked up qualifying petitions for the council races as of Friday. The deadline to qualify for the ballot is noon June 20. The Dickson County Commission’s agenda for its work session Monday night again includes discussion on moving the Dickson County Election Office, possibly to the former sheriff’s office training building across from the old Charlotte Elementary School.