OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER - OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER PROGRAM

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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL 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 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.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Election Administration 7,288,500 4,722,200 2,566,300 4,110,860
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
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
501-1 Election Administration      
  Salaries and wages     5,949,800
  Employee benefits     1,338,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     7,288,500
501-2 Election Finances Administration      
  Salaries and wages     848,900
  Employee benefits     191,000
  Transportation and communication     45,800
  Services     1,220,700
  Supplies and equipment     44,500
  Other transactions      
     Election Expense Subsidies under the Election Finances Act     5,809,100
  Subtotal     8,160,000
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     8,159,000
  Total Operating Expense for Office of the Chief Electoral Officer Program     15,447,500