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Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Elections

Item 83

Item 83

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Electoral Services (72300)$7,188,150$7,246,764
Electoral Uniformity, Legality, and Quality Assurance Services (72302)FY2015 $1,726,946FY2016 $1,726,946
Statewide Voter Registration System Services (72304)FY2015 $2,421,686FY2016 $2,464,697
Campaign Finance Disclosure Administration Services (72309)FY2015 $253,600FY2016 $253,600
Election Administration Services (72310)FY2015 $1,369,860FY2016 $1,370,314
Voter Services (72311)FY2015 $676,026FY2016 $676,026
Administrative Services (72312)FY2015 $740,032FY2016 $755,181
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $2,830,751FY2016 $2,843,955
SpecialFY2015 $117,506FY2016 $117,960
Trust and AgencyFY2015 $4,151,313FY2016 $4,196,269
Federal TrustFY2015 $88,580FY2016 $88,580

Authority: Title 24.2, Chapter 1, Code of Virginia.


A. It is the intention of the General Assembly that all local precincts, other than central absentee precincts established under § 24.2-712, Code of Virginia will use electronic pollbooks for elections held beginning in November, 2010.


B. Any locality using paper pollbooks for elections held beginning in November, 2010, shall be responsible for entering voting credit as provided in § 24.2-668.  Additionally, any locality using paper pollbooks for elections held after November, 2010 may be required to reimburse the Department of Elections for state costs associated with providing paper pollbooks.


C. Municipalities will pay all expenses associated with May elections after June 30, 2009, including those costs incurred by the Department of Elections.


D. The Department of Elections shall by regulation provide for an administrative fee up to $25 for each non-electronic report filed with the department under § 24.2-947.5.  The regulation shall provide for waiver of the fee based upon indigence. 


E. All unpaid charges and civil penalties assessed under Title 24.2 shall be subject to interest, the administrative collection fee and late penalties authorized in the Virginia Debt Collection Act, Chapter 48 of Title 2.2, § 2.2-4800 et seq. 


F. Out of this appropriation, $212,687 the first year and $212,687 the second year from the general fund is provided for the purchase of equipment required to implement voter registration photo identification requirements pursuant to Chapter 725 of the Acts of Assembly of 2013.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that registration cards containing the voter's photograph and signature be provided free to any eligible voter upon request to the general registrar.  The Department of Elections shall be responsible for procuring this equipment in a cost effective manner and providing any necessary equipment to each local registrar.