The 2015 Executive Budget Document
Governor McAuliffe's Proposed Amendments to the 2014-2016 Biennial Budget
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Department of Elections [132]
Secretary: Administration
Operating Budget Summary
This table shows the Governor's proposed budget for the next two years and the agency's official budget for the previous six years.
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BienniumFiscal YearSourceGeneral FundNongeneral FundTotal
2010-20122011Chapter 2, 2012 Acts of Assembly$9,488,616$4,716,250$14,204,866
2010-20122012Chapter 2, 2012 Acts of Assembly$8,387,754$4,091,250$12,479,004
2012-20142013Chapter 1, 2014 Acts of Assembly$8,518,343$4,593,260$13,111,603
2012-20142014Chapter 1, 2014 Acts of Assembly$8,205,958$4,344,570$12,550,528
2014-20162015Governor's Proposed Budget$8,666,870$5,519,399$14,186,269
Chapter 3, 2014 Special Session I$8,636,870$4,357,399$12,994,269
Governor's Amendments$30,000$1,162,000$1,192,000
2014-20162016Governor's Proposed Budget$10,377,336$7,316,560$17,693,896
Chapter 3, 2014 Special Session I$8,518,924$4,402,809$12,921,733
Governor's Amendments$1,858,412$2,913,751$4,772,163
Positions Summary
BienniumFiscal YearSourceGeneral FundNongeneral FundTotal
2010-20122011Chapter 2, 2012 Acts of Assembly30.007.0037.00
2010-20122012Chapter 2, 2012 Acts of Assembly30.007.0037.00
2012-20142013Chapter 1, 2014 Acts of Assembly30.007.0037.00
2012-20142014Chapter 1, 2014 Acts of Assembly30.007.0037.00
2014-20162015Proposed Positions30.007.0037.00
Chapter 3, 2014 Special Session I30.007.0037.00
Governor's Amendments0.000.000.00
2014-20162016Proposed Positions30.007.0037.00
Chapter 3, 2014 Special Session I30.007.0037.00
Governor's Amendments0.000.000.00
Operating Budget Amendments(in order of greatest impact)
Increase federal Help America Vote Act appropriation
Increases the Help America Vote Act appropriation to support the increase in operating costs as a result of transferring the maintenance of the Virginia Election and Registration Information System from its current vendor to the Department of Elections.
FY 2015FY 2016
Nongeneral Fund$1,162,000$2,913,751
Replace voting equipment
Requires all localities to replace direct-recording electronic voting machines and any other non-qualifying voting equipment with equipment approved by the State Board of Elections no later than August 1, 2015. A separate amendment finances the replacement of voting equipment statewide through bonds of the Virginia Public Building Authority. This amendment provides general fund support for the Department of Elections to reimburse certain localities for one-third of the cost of qualifying voting equipment purchased prior to January 1, 2015.
FY 2015FY 2016
General Fund$0$1,640,333
Fund costs associated with the National Voter Registration Act
Provides general fund support in the second year for maintenance mailing costs. The department uses the National Change of Address data to identify registered voters who have changed their address.
FY 2015FY 2016
General Fund$0$213,423
Improve website capability for reporting election results
Enhances the department's website to address the volume of election results being reported the night of the elections.
FY 2015FY 2016
General Fund$30,000$30,000
Move Chapter 2 savings from Central Appropriations to agency budgets
Moves FY 2016 savings included in Item 471 of Chapter 2, 2014 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I, from Central Appropriations to applicable agency budgets. These amounts are not a part of the additional savings assumed in Chapter 3, 2014 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I (HB 5010).
FY 2015FY 2016
General Fund$0($25,344)
Adjust allocation for voter identification outreach
Transfers general fund support provided for voter equipment to voter identification outreach. This amendment also corrects budget bill language to allocate general fund support for voter outreach. This action nets to zero.
Correct fund detail for nongeneral fund expenditures
Transfers nongeneral fund appropriation to the correct fund detail based on the agency's actual expenditures. This action is technical in nature and nets to zero.