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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
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Election Administration 7,797,800 7,592,000 205,800 7,088,263
2 Election Finances Administration 3,423,100 3,603,100 (180,000) 2,234,529
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 11,220,900 11,195,100 25,800 9,322,792
Statutory The Election Act - - - 9,743,660
  Total Statutory Appropriations - - - 9,743,660
  Total Operating Expense 11,220,900 11,195,100 25,800 19,066,452



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     6,339,600
  Employee benefits     1,458,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     7,797,800
501-2 Election Finances Administration      
  Salaries and wages     903,100
  Employee benefits     207,700
  Transportation and communication     84,800
  Services     1,342,800
  Supplies and equipment     34,500
  Other transactions      
     Election Expense Subsidies under the Election Finances Act     851,200
  Subtotal     3,424,100
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,423,100
  Total Operating Expense for Office of the Chief Electoral Officer Program     11,220,900