Board of Elections

What the Department Does and for Whom

The Board of Election's mission 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.

Approved Budget 

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CORE FUNCTION 1: VOTER REGISTRATION AND ABSENTEE SERVICES

Percent of provisional ballots that were issued because of a clerical error
ACTIVITIES:
  • Provide administrative support to process and maintain voter registration information, including name, address, party affiliation, and deletes due to death, felony conviction, moving out o state and other valid reasons
  • Provide legally-required training for volunteer registrars
  • Verifies nominating and/or referendum petitions
  • Issues ballots
  • Tracks returned mail confirmation mailings

CORE FUNCTION 2: ELECTION OPERATIONS

ACTIVITIES:
  • Provides administrative and technical support and trained personnel for the conduct of local, state and federal elections
  • Assist individuals seeking elective office with candidate filings and provides candidates with information and guidance related to required campaign committee filings and financial report submissions
  • Prepares, produces and maintains accurate district and precinct maps resulting from redistricting and precinct boundary realignments
  • Acquires facilities designated to serve as voters' polling places in accordance with law
  • Surveys and monitors compliance of handicapped accessibility at polling places during voting hours
  • Obtains, provides and inventories polling place supplies and logistics necessary to equip polling places for voting
  • Develops training materials, recruits, retains and trains election judges to staff polling places

Percent of election judge compliance with chain of custody procedure
Percent of polling places opening on time
 

CORE FUNCTION 3: ADMINISTRATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ACTIVITIES:
  • Develop budget, provides fiscal control, administration of personnel and contractual issues, procurement, program planning evaluation and coordination and cooperation with Federal, State and local government agencies, elected officials, and political organizations
  • Provide all election related materials in both English and Spanish languages in accordance with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act
  • Responds to the various requests from voters, candidates, and other interested parties for election related information


Percent of required voting booths per precinct that were operable on Election Day
ACTIVITIES:
  • Ensures the integrity of the election process through a complete audit quality control process for all voting devices and supporting electronic equipment
  • Through the execution of contingency strategies, provides voting equipment to polling places in a timely manner for voting equipment damaged in transit prior to election.

SUPPORTING DATA (data provided by dataMontgomery)

2016 Election Early Voting Centers
 

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