OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
Legislative Office Building, Room 5200
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RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT EARLY AND REGIONAL VOTING.
As Amended by House "A" (LCO 7574)
House Calendar No.: 325
OFA Fiscal Note
FY 18 $
FY 19 $
Secretary of the State
GF - Cost
Note: GF=General Fund
Municipal Impact: None
The resolution proposes an amendment to the State Constitution to permit early voting.
The Secretary of the State is anticipated to incur a cost of $5,000 in FY 19 (for the November 2018 election) for providing posters with the proposed constitutional amendment question and explanation to each polling place in every municipality. The FY 19 cost may be shifted into FY 21 pursuant to the requirements of the constitutional amendment process.
The cost will cover the printing and mailing of the posters. Since all materials required for placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot are supplied by the State, and the vote will occur in a regularly scheduled statewide election, no costs will be incurred by municipalities.
House “A” makes various changes to the underlying resolution which does not alter the fiscal impact.
The Out Years
The cost identified above is one-time. However, the FY 19 cost may be shifted into FY 21 pursuant to the requirements of the constitutional amendment process, as noted above.