Board of Elections by linzhengnd

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									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.
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       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.
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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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