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Mission Statement

The mission of the Board of Elections is to register voters, conduct elections, assist persons seeking elective office with candidate filings and campaign fund reports, assist citizens seeking to place questions on the ballot, and preserve election data.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY21 Operating Budget for the Montgomery County Board of Elections is $8,284,106, an increase of $49,840 or 0.61 percent from the FY20 Approved Budget of $8,234,266. Personnel Costs comprise 53.03 percent of the budget for 29 full-time position(s) and two part-time position(s), and a total of 56.35 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 46.97 percent of the FY21 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • Effective, Sustainable Government
  • Thriving Youth and Families

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY20 estimates reflect funding based on the FY20 approved budget. The FY21 and FY22 figures are performance targets based on the FY21 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY22.

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Initiatives

  • Voter satisfaction with the polling place experience during Early Voting and Election Day.
  • Monitor and mitigate voter wait time on Election Day.
  • Expand the use of social media to enhance voter education and community outreach.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Board of Election - MoCo Votes Smartphone and SMS Apps provide direct links to commonly requested information in a user-friendly application, reducing telephone call volume to office staff.
  • Creation of a database to track logic and accuracy testing of election equipment and automatically update paperwork when there is a change in data.
  • Increase part-time seasonal temporary employees to reduce overtime hours.
  • Create a Voter-Cancellation form to allow former residents of Montgomery County to cancel their voter registration which will improve the accuracy of the registered voters list.

Program Descriptions

  Voter Services

The Voter Services Program provides the foundation for ensuring that elected officials govern with the consent of the governed. Voter Services ensures the accuracy of the official list of eligible participants in each election, the link between the people and the elected government that serves the public...

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  Election Operations

The Election Operations program provides administrative, clerical, and technical support for the conduct of local, state, and federal elections. The Election Operations program assists individuals seeking elective office with candidate filings; delineates and maintains accurate precinct boundaries; prepares and produces various district and precinct maps; administers the results of redistricting;...

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  Administration

The Administration program of the Board of Elections duty is to ensure public confidence in the conduct of a fair and equitable election. This requires effective management of resources from the State Board of Elections and County Government, as well as adherence to all federal, state and local laws...

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  Information Technology

Information Technology's (IT) foundation is a passion for excellence. IT facilitates year-round secure and efficient performance of all data and equipment, to ensure that all votes are counted accurately. Responsibility lies with IT for network infrastructure; production of data reports; and maintenance of systems required for election operations and support;...

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Budget Trends
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Program Contacts

Contact Margaret A. Jurgensen of the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 240.777.8523 or Taman Morris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY19
Budget
FY20
Estimate
FY20
Approved
FY21
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages3947596.003460569.00 4055496.00 3518079.001.7
Employee Benefits885827.00876467.00 958669.00 874694.00-0.2
County General Fund Personnel Costs4833423.004337036.00 5014165.00 4392773.001.3
Operating Expenses3755854.003897230.00 3948361.00 3891333.00-0.2
County General Fund Expenditures8589277.008234266.00 8962526.00 8284106.000.6
PERSONNEL
Full-Time28.0029.00 29.00 29.000.0
Part-Time3.002.00 2.00 2.000.0
FTEs56.1856.35 56.35 56.350.0
REVENUES
Miscellaneous Revenues23466.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Other Charges/Fees2177.0010000.00 10000.00 10000.000.0
County General Fund Revenues25643.0010000.00 10000.00 10000.000.0
FY21 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment839180.00
Increase Cost: Salary Adjustment for Seasonal Temps, Multilingual and Overtime Pay [Voter Services]574380.00
Increase Cost: Board Attorney and Stipends [Administration]355000.00
Decrease Cost: Salary Adjustment for Seasonal Temps, Multilingual and Overtime Pay [Administration]-290980.00
Shift: Overtime Pay to Seasonal Temps and Multilingual Pay [Election Operations]-390180.00
Decrease Cost: Maryland State Board of Election Fees [Administration]-716490.00
FY21 APPROVED370910.00
Program Summary
Program NameFY20 APPR
Expenditures
FY20 APPR
FTEs
FY21 APPR
Expenditures
FY21 APPR
FTEs
Administration349642118.4527879864.00
Election Operations316960220.53303881421.53
Information Technology 00.0076465412.45
Voter Services156824317.37169265218.37
Total823426656.35828410656.35
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY21FY22FY23FY24FY25FY26
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY21 Approved8284.0000008284.0000008284.0000008284.0000008284.0000008284.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Subtotal Expenditures8284.0000008284.0000008284.0000008284.0000008284.0000008284.000000