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Program D: Elections

Program Authorization: La. Constitution, Article IV, Sec. 12; R.S. 36:661; R.S. 18:16-21; R.S. 18:31; R.S. 18:51-64; R.S. 18:1400.2-1400.6; P.L. 98-435; Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended; LAC 31:I.Chapter 1; and LAC 31:III.Chapter 7

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Elections Program to ensure the financial integrity of the election system.

The goal of the Elections Program is to provide a method of payment of expenses associated with conducting elections in the most cost-effective manner and the collection of reimbursable expenses as required by law.

The Elections Program provides funding for the administration and payment of expenses associated with holding elections in the State of Louisiana. This includes: commissioners; deputy custodians; janitors; drayage of voting machines; precinct rentals; clerks of court's expenses; registrars of voters' expenses; and parish boards of election supervisors' expenses. The Elections Program includes the following activities: Election Administration and Election Expenses.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund and Fees and Self-generated Revenues. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the local governments' share of election costs.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$18,744,112

$20,688,112

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$18,744,112

$20,688,112

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$18,522

$18,522

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$2,270

$2,270

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

$3,061,950

$3,311,950

0

 

Other Adjustments Election Program Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

$21,826,854

$24,020,854

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$3,082,742

$3,332,742

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 116.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 73.0% of the total request ($32,885,647) for this program. The increase from existing operating budget is associated with the election expenses.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$130,000

 

Legal services as required that relate to Departmental issues

$1,871,000

 

Other Professional Services for technical assistance with the repair and maintenance of voting machines

 

 

 

$2,001,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$12,887,159

 

Election expenses for commissioners, deputy custodians and janitors, drayage costs and other election day expenses

 

 

 

$12,887,159

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$7,290

 

Office of Information Services-data processing services

 

 

 

$7,290

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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