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Program Description

  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 and County Government, as well as adherence to all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. This is accomplished through the following activities: public records management, including the certification of election results with the Board of Canvassers; support to the County Board of Elections and its attorney; compliance with Montgomery County Government policies and regulations related to human resources, procurement, budget, etc.; liaising with the Maryland State Board of Elections; compliance with Federal and State statutory and regulatory requirements; and the effective coordination of public information. These combined activities are essential to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the election process, and to instill public confidence in election results.

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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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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of public comments recorded at official board meetings 125242024
Percent of precincts reporting election results by 11:00 p.m. 175%8%96%96%96%
Average voter wait time on election day (minutes)203202020
1  Results from the Silver Spring Civic Building were late in reporting results for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election due to long lines and a backlog of same-day registrants after polls closed. For the 2020 Presidential General Election, all sites returned their results to the Board of Elections timely but a technical issue in state software prevented the reporting of full results that night.
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved28797434.00
Increase Cost: State Board of Elections Invoice16890520.00
Re-align: From Administration to Election Operations to Support Election Judge Training and Stipends-245000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-659080.00
FY23 Recommended44783874.00