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File #: 20-0496    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/31/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Title: Elections Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer to increase revenue and appropriations in FY 2019-20 for the Elections Department by $99,000, in order to receive the second half of the Dynamic Random Access Memory Agreement funding. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: 100% funded by the Dynamic Random Access Memory Settlement Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Budget Transfer 4-21-20, 2. B - Executed Agreement 4-21-20, 3. C - Executed MOU 4-21-20, 4. Executed Budget Transfer
Related files: 19-0545, 18-1598
Title
Elections Department recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer to increase revenue and appropriations in FY 2019-20 for the Elections Department by $99,000, in order to receive the second half of the Dynamic Random Access Memory Agreement funding. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: 100% funded by the Dynamic Random Access Memory Settlement Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On October 30, 2018, the Board authorized the Registrar of Voters to accept and execute the DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) Settlement Fund grant agreement in the amount of $198,000, for the purchase of ADA-compliant online balloting portals from LiveBallot, for a consortium of five (5) participating counties, including El Dorado County (Legistar 18-1598). The other four (4) participating counties are Placer, Inyo, Marin and Fresno. On April 23, 2019 the Board approved the Agreement for Services #3389 with Democracy Live Inc. for the provision of ADA-compliant Remote Accessible Vote By Mail Solutions and Uniform Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

Democracy Live was named in the grant application as sole vendor for acquisition and implementation of the ADA web-based accessible voting solutions through the LiveBallot application.

The DRAM Settlement Fund was created as a result of antitrust litigation involving DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) and is to be used for projects with a purpose “to encourage use of innovative technology to benefit California consumers.” This is a 24 month agreement commencing the date on which the State administrator signed the agreement; the agreement was signed on January 28, 2019.

The purpose of the UOCAVA and MOVE act is to help military serving overseas and citizen's abroad vote in U.S. elections. The Act provides for electronic delivery of ballots to overseas citizen voters upon their request. Legislation in California also requires voters with disabilities the opportunity to access their vote by mail b...

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