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Program Description

  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; acquires and maintains required polling places; surveys and monitors compliance of handicapped accessibility at all polling places; obtains and provides all polling place supplies and logistics to properly equip the polling places for voting; develops training materials; and recruits and trains election judges to staff early voting sites and polling places.

The Election Operations program conducts an election each fiscal year, according to a four-year election cycle. Year One: Gubernatorial Primary Election (FY18) / Year Two: Gubernatorial General Election (FY19) / Year Three: Presidential Primary Election (FY20) / Year Four: Presidential General Election (FY21).

Program Contacts

Contact Margaret A. Jurgensen of the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 240.777.8523 or Crystal B. Sallee of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2778 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Number of designated polling place equivalents per election312324324327327
Percent of polling places opening on time100%100%100%100%100%
Percent of provisional ballots that were issued because of a clerical error0%0%0%0%0%
Percent of election judge compliance with chain of custody procedure100100100100100
Number of election judges recruited, trained, and placed per election3,5562,9793,4323,8004,000

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved311456420.53
Increase Cost: Voting Equipment850000.00
Increase Cost: Staffing400000.00
Decrease Cost: Site Rental for Early Voting-49500.00
Reduce: Operating Expenses-415000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-235120.00
FY20 Approved316960220.53