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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 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.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of public comments recorded at official board meetings 412131415
Percent of precincts reporting election results by 11:00 p.m. 198.9%75.0%8.0%100.0%100.0%
Average voter wait time on election day (minutes)720203030
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.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved27879864.00
Increase Cost: Office Equipment Maintenance30000.00
Decrease Cost: Polling Place Moving Contract-50000.00
Reduce: Other Vehicle Rentals-82000.00
Reduce: Maintenance Budget to Support Polling Place Supplies and Enterprise Software-99950.00
Reduce: State Board of Election Fees-137510.00
Reduce: Temporary Office Clerical/Contract Support-230000.00
Reduce: Administrative Seasonal Temporary Staff-279130.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1766160.00
FY22 Approved28797434.00