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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 Thomas "Chuck" Williams of the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 240.777.8585 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 FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Percent of precincts reporting election results by 11:00 p.m. 93.75%96.50%96.50%96.50%96.50%
Average voter wait time on Election Day (minutes)01581
Total ballots cast (000s)181347306510238

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved50292944.00
Increase Cost: State Board of Elections Expenses27988610.00
Increase Cost: Printing of Sample Ballots744140.00
Increase Cost: Legal/Attorney Services During Election475040.00
Increase Cost: Board of Elections Board Members' Stipend308960.00
Increase Cost: Box Truck Rental to Transport Ballots to Offsite Canvass Location184180.00
Increase Cost: Moving Services for Transporting Pollbooks184000.00
Increase Cost: Background Checks for Temporary Part-Time Employees43200.00
Increase Cost: Three Percent Inflationary Adjustment to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts3300.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-281727-1.00
FY25 Recommended77407103.00