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
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
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.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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