While a new location for Dickson County’s election office has not officially been determined, at least one election commissioner said the cost of moving should come out of the county’s budget. At Tuesday’s monthly meeting, Election Commissioner Melba Isom said since the county mayor and commission are making the decision to relocate the election office currently on the Courthouse Square, then the county shouldn’t force that cost into the election commission’s budget. With Chairman Jack Garton absent at Tuesday’s meeting, election commissioners considered two budget alternatives for 2013-14. One contained additional money for potential costs associated with relocating the office. The commissioners made a point to not publicly speak any budget totals during the meeting and Administrator Linda Medley said she doesn’t want to release the budget drafts until they are submitted to county Accounts and Budget Director Don Hall. The county began discussing the possibility of moving the election office last fall, after an evaluation of the current building next to the Courthouse Annex determined it is not in good enough shape to justify investing money into needed renovations. The first discussions focused on moving into the old sheriff’s office training facility across from Charlotte Middle School, but then the county began discussions with the city of Dickson about moving into the War Memorial Building. Mayor Bob Rial said those discussions have not reached a conclusion. While the majority of the election commission’s revenue comes from the county general fund, including property and sales taxes, Isom said it is unfair of the county to force the election office to move and include the cost in its budget. “It sounds like fuzzy math to me,” Isom said Tuesday. The election commission approved the two budget drafts, leaving open one version to possibly include the cost of equipment to make photo IDs if a bill currently in the legislature passes.