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Program Description

  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; including the Department's website and database applications mandated for use by the State Board of Elections. IT coordinates with the Department of Technology Services and the State Board of Elections to organize and integrate voter registration information with election-related processes such as: voter notification and voter services; poll workers and polling place modifications to precincts; and district boundaries consistent with the Census.

IT conducts all testing of digital scanning equipment and ballot marking devices to ensure the accuracy of the hardware and software formulated for each election; and manages storage, maintenance, and distribution of voting equipment. IT coordinates with Election Operations all transportation and logistics of thousands of components for use by voters at the voting locations.

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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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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Annual hours worked by temporary employees to perform Maryland State Board of Elections mandated tasks exceeding merit workforce availabilityN/A10,89213,05214,00011,000
Number of electronic poll books prepared and used on election days1,0591,0591,1621,1621,048
Percent of required voting units per precinct that were operable on election day100%100%100%
Average response time to resolve equipment and/or maintenance concerns during voting hours (hours)2.52.51.5
Incidents of emergency bin use during voting hoursN/A86
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Program Budget Changes

FY21 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved00.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.76465412.45
FY21 Approved76465412.45