OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER PROGRAM - VOTE 501

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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.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Election Administration 4,722,200 4,380,800 341,400 3,861,088
2 Election Finances Administration 3,192,700 3,136,100 56,600 987,938
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 7,914,900 7,516,900 398,000 4,849,026
Statutory The Election Act - - - 9,820,788
  Total Statutory Appropriations - - - 9,820,788
  Total Operating Expense 7,914,900 7,516,900 398,000 14,669,814



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
501-1 Election Administration      
  Salaries and wages     3,867,100
  Employee benefits     855,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     4,722,200
501-2 Election Finances Administration      
  Salaries and wages     846,000
  Employee benefits     182,100
  Transportation and communication     59,500
  Services     1,174,000
  Supplies and equipment     94,100
  Other transactions      
     Election Expense Subsidies under the Election Finances Act     838,000
  Subtotal     3,193,700
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,192,700
  Total Operating Expense for Office of the Chief Election Officer Program     7,914,900