OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-432

AN ACT CONCERNING AN AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6888

File Copy No.: 334

Senate Calendar No.: 252


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Savings

Less than 25,000

Less than 25,000

Explanation

The amendment, which allows municipal registrars of voters to reduce the number of polling places during a primary, may potentially result in a savings for certain municipalities. To the extent that municipalities are able to reduce the number of polling places during a primary, they will realize a savings. Municipal savings from such closures are anticipated to be less than $25,000. However, the amount of savings realized by municipalities will be dependent upon the number of polling places closed and municipal costs to operate polling places.

The savings realized by municipalities would be partially offset by requirements that registrars of voters provide notification to voters affected by polling place closures.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.