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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
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Election Administration 7,592,000 7,288,500 303,500 4,313,443
2 Election Finances Administration 3,759,100 8,159,000 (4,399,900) 2,448,890
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 11,351,100 15,447,500 (4,096,400) 6,762,333
Statutory The Election Act - - - 97,724,517
  Total Statutory Appropriations - - - 97,724,517
  Total Operating Expense 11,351,100 15,447,500 (4,096,400) 104,486,850



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     6,172,300
  Employee benefits     1,419,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     7,592,000
501-2 Election Finances Administration      
  Salaries and wages     877,700
  Employee benefits     201,900
  Transportation and communication     32,800
  Services     1,209,200
  Supplies and equipment     56,000
  Other transactions      
     Election Expense Subsidies under the Election Finances Act     1,382,500
  Subtotal     3,760,100
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,759,100
  Total Operating Expense for Office of the Chief Electoral Officer Program     11,351,100