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Program Description


The Administration program of the Board of Elections includes budget development; fiscal control; administration of personnel and contractual issues; procurement; program planning and evaluation; and coordination and cooperation with Federal, State, and local government agencies, elected officials, and political organizations. This includes ensuring that the requirements of Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act are met by providing all election related materials in both English and Spanish languages. The program is also responsible for providing accessible voting for all registered voters and coordinating all technology needs and activities with the State and County technology systems. Finally, the program is responsible for programming and coordinating resources for a voting system comprised of voting machines, express poll books, and printers and required peripheral equipment for deployment to polling places and early voting centers within Montgomery County.

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
Percent of required voting units per precinct that were operable on election day100%100%100%100%100%
Number of electronic poll books prepared and used on election days1,0641,0591,0591,1741,174
Number of voting booths prepared and used on election days4,5153.2833,2833,6873,687
Total ballots cast (000s)482158414310500

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved339493717.45
Increase Cost: Electronic Poll Book Maintenance1769740.00
Increase Cost: Board Members - Stipend52500.00
Decrease Cost: Sample Ballot/Shredding Fees-110000.00
Technical Adj: FY19 Mid-Year Staffing Changes-131580.17
Decrease Cost: Operating Expenses-2520780.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1954960.83
FY20 Approved349642118.45