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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
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Election Administration 7,595,400 7,797,800 (202,400) 7,113,753
2 Election Finances Administration 9,897,200 3,423,100 6,474,100 2,497,039
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 17,492,600 11,220,900 6,271,700 9,610,792
Statutory The Election Act - - - 18,642,613
  Total Statutory Appropriations - - - 18,642,613
  Total Operating Expense 17,492,600 11,220,900 6,271,700 28,253,405



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     6,175,100
  Employee benefits     1,420,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     7,595,400
501-2 Election Finances Administration      
  Salaries and wages     880,500
  Employee benefits     202,500
  Transportation and communication     31,300
  Services     1,389,400
  Supplies and equipment     9,000
  Other transactions      
     Election Expense Subsidies under the Election Finances Act     7,385,500
  Subtotal     9,898,200
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     9,897,200
  Total Operating Expense for Office of the Chief Electoral Officer Program     17,492,600