Office of The Chief Election Officer Vote 821


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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER PROGRAM - VOTE 501

The Office conducts general elections and by-elections of Members to the Legislative Assembly and provides research, public information and policy advice relating to the electoral process. The Office also trains, directs and supervises the returning officer in each of the 103 electoral districts.

The Chief Election Officer also administers the Election Finances Act. Over 500 Constituency Associations and 9 registered political parties must file annual returns and inform Elections Ontario of any changes to registration information. Any form filed with Elections Ontario is reviewed for compliance with the Election Finances Act.

The Office has responsibility to administer referenda under the Taxpayer Protection Act.

The Office serves Ministries, agencies and the public on a continuing basis by conducting historical and comparative research and providing policy advice and general information regarding the electoral process.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER PROGRAM 501 - Operating Expenses Summary

ItemACTIVITIES

2005-06
Estimates
$

Change
from
2004-05
$

2004-05
Estimates
$

2003-04
Actual
$

1 Election Administration 4,219,100 142,800 4,076,300 3,034,385
2 Election Finances Administration 1,893,100 (3,878,200) 5,771,300 1,479,834
Statutory The Election Act - - - 59,332,241
  Total Operating Expenses 6,112,200 (3,735,400) 9,847,600 63,846,460
Less: Statutory Appropriations - - - 59,332,241
  Amount to be Voted 6,112,200 (3,735,400) 9,847,600 4,514,219


OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification of Activities and Sub-activities - OPERATING EXPENSES

Election Administration (501-1) Activity $
Salaries and wages 3,472,500
Employee benefits 746,600
Activity Total 4,219,100


Election Finances Administration (501-2) Activity $
Salaries and wages 497,700
Employee benefits 107,100
Transportation and communication 42,800
Services 547,200
Supplies and equipment 27,200
Other transactions
Election Expense Subsidies under the Election Finances Act 672,100
Subtotal 1,894,100
Less: Recoveries 1,000
Activity Total 1,893,100


Total Operating for Office of the Chief Election Officer Program 6,112,200
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