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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 FY23 Operating Budget for the Montgomery County Board of Elections is $10,630,327, an increase of $2,329,971 or 28.07 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $8,300,356. Personnel Costs comprise 43.58 percent of the budget for 32 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 56.42 percent of the FY23 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

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

  • Thriving Youth and Families
  • Effective, Sustainable Government

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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 FY22 estimates reflect funding based on the FY22 approved budget. The FY23 and FY24 figures are performance targets based on the FY23 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY24.

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Initiatives

  • Expand opportunities for voters to request and cast their ballot, including: permanent vote by mail, additional early voting sites, and additional ballot drop boxes.
  • Improve resiliency and scalability of election operations by applying lessons learned from the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Reconfigured facility to accommodate expanded vote by mail along with a return to traditional polling places on Election Day.
  • Conducted process mapping exercises to modernize vote by mail ballot handling and results reporting.
  • Expanded use of Short Message Service (SMS) texting application to allow voters to register to vote, find their nearest early voting center or drop box, or sign up to be an Election Judge.
  • Live video stream of election procedures to bolster public confidence.

Program Descriptions

  Voter Services

Accurate voter registration records are the foundation for fair and equitable elections, and accurate voter registration records are the basis of effective election planning. The Voter Services program administers voter registration and mail-in voting under procedures established by the State Administrator of Elections and is consistent with election law. Voter...

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  Election Operations

The Election Operations program consists of three independent sections that ensure Early Voting and Election Day is successful. These sections are Polling Place Management, Election Judge Recruitment and Training, and Outreach.The Polling Place Management section is responsible for leasing Early Voting locations and Election Day polling places, assigning all Montgomery...

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  Administration

The Administration program of the Board of Elections is responsible for delivering a fundamental and legally mandated public good by ensuring that all eligible citizens have the right to vote, and that elections are accurate, fair, and equitable. This requires effective management of resources from the State Board of Elections...

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  Information Technology

The Information and Technology (IT) program supports the year-round security of all data and the efficient performance of voting equipment for thousands of voters during an election cycle. The IT program is responsible for network infrastructure; the production of data reports; the maintenance of systems related to election operations; the...

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Budget Trends
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Program Contacts

Contact Alysoun McLaughlin of the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 240.777.8522 or Shantee Jackson of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2751 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY21
Budget
FY22
Estimate
FY22
Approved
FY23
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages3691993.003645453.00 3301305.00 3696686.001.4
Employee Benefits840303.00859652.00 779972.00 936061.008.9
County General Fund Personnel Costs4532296.004505105.00 4081277.00 4632747.002.8
Operating Expenses4755590.003795251.00 4899413.00 5997580.0058.0
County General Fund Expenditures9287886.008300356.00 8980690.00 10630327.0028.1
PERSONNEL
Full-Time29.0029.00 29.00 32.0010.3
Part-Time2.002.00 2.00 2.000.0
FTEs56.3556.35 56.35 56.350.0
REVENUES
Other Charges/Fees1376.001000.00 1100.00 1300.0030.0
County General Fund Revenues1376.001000.00 1100.00 1300.0030.0
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages1121306.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits1799.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs1123105.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses1348544.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures2471649.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
Federal Grants1669737.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues801912.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues2471649.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures11759535.008300356.00 8980690.00 10630327.0028.1
Total Full-Time Positions29.0029.00 29.00 32.0010.3
Total Part-Time Positions2.002.00 2.00 2.000.0
Total FTEs56.3556.35 56.35 56.350.0
Total Revenues2473025.001000.00 1100.00 1300.0030.0
FY23 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION830035656.35
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Ballot Sorting and Imaging Equipment [Voter Services]1099320.00
Enhance: Conversion of Three Temporary to Permanent Positions [Information Technology ]527650.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: State Board of Elections Invoice [Administration]16890520.00
Increase Cost: Election Judge Training and Stipends [Election Operations]3530000.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases832660.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment605050.00
Re-align: From Administration, Information Technology, and Voter Services to Election Operations to Support Election Judge Training and Stipends [Election Operations]472220.00
Re-align: From Information Technology Budget to Election Operations Budget to Support SMS Application Development and Programming [Election Operations]70000.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment29260.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment5120.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY22 Personnel Costs-200.00
Re-align: From Information Technology to Election Operations to Support SMS Application Development and Programming [Information Technology ]-70000.00
Re-align: From Information Technology to Election Operations to Support Election Judge Training and Stipends [Information Technology ]-103460.00
Re-align: From Voter Services to Election Operations to Support Election Judge Training and Stipends [Voter Services]-123760.00
Decrease Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment-219670.00
Re-align: From Administration to Election Operations to Support Election Judge Training and Stipends [Administration]-245000.00
FY23 APPROVED1063032756.35
Program Summary
Program NameFY22 APPR
Expenditures
FY22 APPR
FTEs
FY23 APPR
Expenditures
FY23 APPR
FTEs
Administration28797434.0044783874.00
Election Operations295604821.53336078121.53
Information Technology 75499312.4589714112.45
Voter Services170957218.37189401818.37
Total830035656.351063032756.35
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY23FY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Approved10630.00000010630.00000010630.00000010630.00000010630.00000010630.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Approved in FY230.00000046.00000046.00000046.00000046.00000046.000000
New positions in the FY23 budget are generally assumed to be filled at least two months after the fiscal year begins. Therefore, the above amounts reflect annualization of these positions in the outyears.
Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY230.000000-2224.000000-2224.000000-2224.000000-2224.000000-2224.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY23, including: Election Judge Training and Stipends, State Board of Elections Invoice, Ballot Sorting and Imaging Equipment, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Restoration of Personnel Costs (Ballot Sorting and Imaging Equipment - Year One of Five Year Lease)0.00000072.00000072.00000072.00000072.00000072.000000
Item recommended for one-time elimination in FY23 for anticipated savings from operational efficiencies of Ballot Sorting and Imaging Equipment will be restored to the base in the outyears.
Labor Contracts0.000000169.000000169.000000169.000000169.000000169.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures10630.0000008692.0000008692.0000008692.0000008692.0000008692.000000