OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sSB-1311

AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF THE VOTING PROCESS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Various Municipalities

STATE MANDATE - Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Explanation

The bill requires the registrar of voters to conduct a manual audit of votes recorded in not less than ten percent of the voting districts of the state, selected at random by the Secretary of the State. The audit will result in a cost to municipalities associated with compensating any election official participating in the administration and conduct of the audit at a standard rate of pay established by each municipality for elections and primaries. For example, auditing two polling locations in the city of Hartford will cost approximately $1,500, which includes the cost of audit staff at approximately $200 each and additional expenses, such as food.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.