OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sSB-253

AN ACT CONCERNING POLLING PLACES FOR PRIMARIES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Savings

Less than 25,000

Less than 25,000

Explanation

The bill allows municipal registrars of voters to reduce the number of polling places during a primary. 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. 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 Out Years

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