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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
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Election Administration 7,728,900 7,595,400 133,500 7,109,891
2 Election Finances Administration 10,518,100 9,897,200 620,900 2,400,311
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 18,247,000 17,492,600 754,400 9,510,202
- The Election Act - - - 88,822,410
  Total Statutory Appropriations - - - 88,822,410
  Total Operating Expense 18,247,000 17,492,600 754,400 98,332,612


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     6,283,600
      Employee benefits     1,445,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     7,728,900
501-2 Election Finances Administration      
      Salaries and wages     895,500
      Employee benefits     206,000
      Transportation and communication     23,900
      Services     1,343,200
      Supplies and equipment     7,000
      Other transactions      
          Election Expense Subsidies under the Election Finances Act     8,043,500
  Subtotal     10,519,100
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     10,518,100
  Total Operating Expense for Office of the Chief Electoral Officer Program     18,247,000