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File #: 20-0172    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/10/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Elections Office recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the Registrar of Voters to sign "Voters Choice Act Implementation Agreement" No. 19S10054 with the State of California for $212,236 to fund Vote Center implementation and outreach materials required by the Vote Center Act (VCA); and 2) Approve and authorize a budget amendment to increase revenue and appropriations to the Elections Department for Fiscal Year 2019-20 by $100,000, with the remaining funds to be budgeted in FY 2020-21. FUNDING: State and Federal Grant.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route - 03-10-20, 2. B - Agreement - 03-10-20, 3. C - Elections Budget Amendment 20-0172, 4. Executed Budget Transfer

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Elections Office recommending the Board consider the following:

1) Approve and authorize the Registrar of Voters to sign "Voters Choice Act Implementation Agreement" No. 19S10054 with the State of California for $212,236 to fund Vote Center implementation and outreach materials required by the Vote Center Act (VCA); and

2) Approve and authorize a budget amendment to increase revenue and appropriations to the Elections Department for Fiscal Year 2019-20 by $100,000, with the remaining funds to be budgeted in FY 2020-21.

 

FUNDING:  State and Federal Grant.

 

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

The funds are made available through the state and federal Help American Vote Act (HAVA).  The funds will  be used for things such as: new voting systems, vote-by-mail drop boxes, electronic connections between county and vote centers, vote-by-mail processing equipment, mail tracking.  These funds will also be used to recover the cost of implementing SB 450 (Voter Choice Act) including, printing, advertising, mailers and translations.

 

The funds are retroactive back to January 1, 2019 and expire December 30, 2020, the funds will cover the cost of required SB 450 mailers and advertising for the Presidential Primary Election, November 3, 2020.

 

ALTERNATIVES

N/A

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS

It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

No change to Net County Cost, budget amendment is attached.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Signed minute order of Board action.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Good Governance

 

CONTACT

Linda Webster

Assistant Registrar of Voters