Board of Elections 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 Actual Actual Original 12-Month Department Manager Expenditures Expenditures Budget Estimate Requested Recommended Board of Elections (General Fund) Account: 3100 Personnel Services $334,230 $307,203 $316,198 $288,625 $426,893 $419,356 Operations $111,459 $112,595 $112,511 $109,227 $260,851 $260,851 Capital Outlay $25,671 $675 $900 $4,993 $4,659 $3,248 Total Expenditures $471,360 $420,472 $429,609 $402,845 $692,403 $683,455 Offsetting Revenues ($36,760) ($52,666) $0 ($1,565) ($54,191) ($54,191) County Costs (net) $434,600 $367,806 $429,609 $401,280 $638,212 $629,264 Major Services • Publish updated precinct workers manual. • Serve on the Election Assistance Commission committee on voting machines standardization. • Conduct precinct worker training. • Conduct filing for elected office. • Conduct one stop no excuse absentee voting for the Primary and General Elections. • Conduct statewide recount and random hand-eye recounts in order to validate voting equipment. • Process new registrations and updates. • Process campaign finance reports and post on website. • Serve as the County source for information on election law, procedures, and policies. • Participate in State Board of Elections pilot program. Test all software before it is implemented statewide. • Speak to civic, political and educational groups about voting. • Earn and maintain the public’s trust. • Set the standard for customer service. • Maintain up to date geo-coding, so all of jurisdictional boundaries are legal, current, and accurate. • Diligently, accurately, legally, and aggressively maintain voter registration database. • Appoint and train new precinct officials. • Educate and inform the public on the new voting laws and procedures. • Install telephones in all precincts. • Train and implement new Campaign finance laws. • Appoint new board members. Objective • Increase the percentage of early voting for each type of election by: o Placing announcements in every Orange County Newspaper and PSA on radio. o Working with parties and community groups to increase awareness of and trust in One Stop voting. o Better and more frequently publicizing One Stop voting locations, dates, and times in newspapers. o Increasing the number of One Stop voting locations, and selecting locations that are close and convenient for most Orange County residents for Presidential Elections. Board of Elections - continued o Increasing the number of staff, computers, and voting booths at the One Stop voting locations to reduce voter lines and waiting time. Outcomes • Increase the percentage of total voters who vote early for similar type elections. Measures 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 Actual Actual Budget Estimate Projected Increase in percentage of total voters who vote early for similar 12.34% 19.14% 6.00% 6.00% 50.00% type elections – One Stop Voter Turnout Objective • Achieve a target of 2 percent provisional voting by: o Better training poll workers on provisional rules and process. o Adding an announcement in the Daily Tarheel that reminds students to update their voter registration records when they move. o Making voters aware that it is easier and more efficient for them to vote at their correct precinct. Outcomes • Achieve a target of 2 percent provisional voting. Measures 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 Actual Actual Budget Estimate Projected Percentage of total voters who 0.25% 1.39% 0.50% 0.50% 1.50% vote a provisional ballot Objectives • Maintain registered voters in inactive status should remain at or below 10 percent by: o Better adhering to list maintenance procedures and time lines. o Timely processing of removal and duplication lists received from the State Board of Elections. o Performing periodic checks for internal duplications. o Improving data entry and verification methods to decrease the number of internal duplications created. o Insuring that inactive voters who show up to vote on Election Day fill out a voter registration update form Outcomes • Maintain registered voters in inactive status should remain at or below 10 percent. Board of Elections - continued Measures 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 Actual Actual Budget Estimate Projected Consistency in percentage of registered voters in inactive 14.34% 8.66% 6.82% 6.82% 6.82% status Budget Highlights • The Board of Elections will conduct three elections in FY 2007-08. • The Board of Elections will continue to educate voters about voting One Stop and will ensure that early votes will be honestly and accurately counted and reported on Election night. • The Board of Elections will continue to revise and improve the training process for poll workers and plans to hire a provisional coordinator for each precinct to concentrate on completing and processing Provisional ballots. • The Board of Elections plan to increase advertisements and explore alternative methods for reaching people who are excluded from current advertisements (e.g. not all people read the newspaper). • The Board of Elections will maintain the percentage of inactive voters in its voter registration database at an acceptable level by continuing to adhere to list maintenance procedures and time lines and will continue reminding the public of the importance of keeping their voter registration records up-to-date.
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