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Program Description


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.

Program Contacts

Contact Boris Brajkovic of the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 240.777.8523 or Katherine Bryant-Higgins of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2764 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Percent of precincts reporting election results by 11:00 p.m. 18.00%93.75%96.50%96.50%96.50%
Average voter wait time on election day (minutes)30358
Total ballots cast (000s)537181346306510
1  For the 2020 Presidential General Election, all sites returned their results to the Board of Elections in a timely manner but a technical issue in State software prevented the reporting of full results that night.

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved44783874.00
Increase Cost: State Board of Elections Expenses22622550.00
Increase Cost: Additional Postage Required for Mail-in Ballots2800000.00
Increase Cost: Lease Payments for Ballot Sorting Equipment1817290.00
Increase Cost: Three Percent Inflationary Adjustment to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts1460.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-21732230.00
FY24 Approved50292944.00