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 107 electoral districts.
The Chief Electoral Officer also administers the Election Finances Act. Over 500 Constituency Associations and 12 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, 1999.
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.
|2||Election Finances Administration||8,159,000||3,192,700||4,966,300||2,150,980|
|TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED||15,447,500||7,914,900||7,532,600||6,261,840|
|Statutory||The Election Act||-||-||-||16,113,030|
|Total Statutory Appropriations||-||-||-||16,113,030|
|Total Operating Expense||15,447,500||7,914,900||7,532,600||22,374,870|
|STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS|
|Salaries and wages||5,949,800|
|Total Operating Expense to be Voted||7,288,500|
|501-2||Election Finances Administration|
|Salaries and wages||848,900|
|Transportation and communication||45,800|
|Supplies and equipment||44,500|
|Election Expense Subsidies under the Election Finances Act||5,809,100|
|Total Operating Expense to be Voted||8,159,000|
|Total Operating Expense for Office of the Chief Electoral Officer Program||15,447,500|