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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Chapter 780)

Department of Elections

Item 86

Item 86

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Electoral Services (72300)$11,028,856$10,190,808
Electoral Uniformity, Legality, and Quality Assurance Services (72302)FY2017 $1,797,681FY2018 $1,771,882
Statewide Voter Registration System Services (72304)FY2017 $5,512,974FY2018 $5,332,056
Campaign Finance Disclosure Administration Services (72309)FY2017 $409,371FY2018 $259,371
Election Administration Services (72310)FY2017 $1,500,661FY2018 $1,224,574
Voter Services (72311)FY2017 $1,113,656FY2018 $914,687
Administrative Services (72312)FY2017 $694,513FY2018 $688,238
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2017 $3,579,876FY2018 $2,958,044
SpecialFY2017 $116,250FY2018 $116,250
Trust and AgencyFY2017 $7,244,150FY2018 $7,116,514
Federal TrustFY2017 $88,580FY2018 $0

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 State Board of Elections shall by regulation provide for an administrative fee up to $25 for each non-electronic report filed with the State Board 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 voter outreach and education required to inform voters about the 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.


G. Out of this appropriation, $212,423 the first year and $212,423 the second year from the general fund is provided for conducting list maintenance mailings as required by the National Voter Registration Act.


H. Out of this appropriation, $196,000 the first year from the general fund is provided to advertise two proposed amendments to the Constitution of Virginia that will appear on the ballot in November 2016, pursuant to Chapter 12 and Chapter 17 of the Acts of Assembly of 2016, and as required pursuant to § 30-19.9 of the Code of Virginia.