Board of Elections

Core Function 1: Voter Registration and Absentee Services

  • Provide administrative support to process and maintain voter registration information, including name, address, party affiliation, and deletes due to death, felony conviction, moving out of state and other valid reasons
  • Provide legally-required training for volunteer registrars
  • Verified nominating and/or referendum petitions Issues ballots
  • Tracked returned mail confirmation mailings

Core Function 2: Election Operations

  • Provides administrative and technical support and trained personnel for the conduct of local, state and federal elections
  • Assist individuals seeking elective office with candidate filings and provides candidates with information and guidance related to required campaign committee filings and financial report submissions
  • Prepares, produces and maintains accurate district and precinct maps resulting from redistricting and precinct boundary realignments
  • Acquires facilities designated to serve as voters' polling places in accordance with law
  • Surveys and monitors compliance of handicapped accessibility at polling places during voting hours
  • Obtains, provides and inventories polling place supplies and logistics necessary to equip polling places for voting
  • Develops training materials, recruits, retains and trains election judges to staff polling places

Core Function 3: Administration and Information Technology

  • Develop budget, provides fiscal control, administration of personnel and contractual issues, procurement, program planning evaluation and coordination and cooperation with Federal, State and local government agencies, elected officials, and political organizations
  • Provide all election related materials in both English and Spanish languages in accordance with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act
  • Responds to the various requests from voters, candidates, and other interested parties for election related information
  • Ensures the integrity of the election process through a complete audit quality control process for all voting devices and supporting electronic equipment
  • Through the execution of contingency strategies, provides voting equipment to polling places in a timely manner for voting equipment damaged in transit prior to election

Department Performance Measures

Montgomery County departments are broken out into discrete programs for the purposes of Outcome Based Budgeting. A program is an activity or set of activities performed by County government that has:

  • identifiable costs for budgeting purposes
  • a clear public purpose and measurable results, and
  • clear lines of accountability for its performance and financial management

The following are the performance measures for programs within the Board of Elections. In our performance framework there are three categories of measures:

  • How much did we do? (quantity)
  • How well did we do it? (quality)
  • Is anyone better off? (effect or impact)

Approved Budget

Click the chart presented below to explore how the Board of Elections is funded.