OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER PROGRAM - VOTE 501: OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER PROGRAM - VOTE 501

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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 400 Constituency Associations and 13 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
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Election Administration 7,592,000 7,592,000 - 6,162,452
2 Election Finances Administration 3,603,100 3,759,100 (156,000) 5,528,698
  Total Including Special Warrants 11,195,100 11,351,100 (156,000) 11,691,150
Less: Special Warrants - 2,146,400 (2,146,400) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 11,195,100 9,204,700 1,990,400 11,691,150
Special Warrants - 2,146,400 (2,146,400) -
Statutory The Election Act - - - 6,246,911
  Total Statutory Appropriations - - - 6,246,911
  Total Operating Expense 11,195,100 11,351,100 (156,000) 17,938,061



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     977,700
  Employee benefits     224,900
  Transportation and communication     41,600
  Services     1,251,500
  Supplies and equipment     78,600
  Other transactions      
     Election Expense Subsidies under the Election Finances Act     1,029,800
  Subtotal     3,604,100
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,603,100
  Total Operating Expense for Office of the Chief Electoral Officer Program     11,195,100