Date Requested:February 07, 2012
Time Requested:03:45 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1956 Introduced SB532
CBD Subject: VOTING PROCEDURES& IDENTIFYING VOTER
FUND(S)
Road Fund
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    The purpose of this bill is to require voters to provide a photo ID when voting, to provide for provisional ballots to be cast by voters who do not possess the required photo ID, and, additionally, to provide for complimentary photo ID cards to be issued to any voter who requests one.
    
    The West Virginia Secretary of State’s web-site shows there are 1,217,515 persons currently registered to vote. As of July 1, 2011, there were 1,284,158 West Virginia citizens that had been issued a driver’s license and 103,320 that had been issued an ID card. Using only those individuals currently registered to vote that do not possess a photo ID and current ID holders, there would be a need to provide at least 169,963 ID’s at no charge.
    
    
    The figures provided below shows how we have arrived at the estimated number of potential free Voter ID’s:
    
    Current Number of Issued Driver’s Licenses 1,284,158
    Current Number of Registered Voters 1,217,515
     Difference 66,643
    
    Current Number of ID’s Issued 123,927
    Current Number of ID’s Issued at No Charge 20,607
     ID Difference 103,320
    
    Current Number of ID’s 103,320
    Difference between Issued Driver’s Licenses
     And Number of Registered Voters 66,643
     Pool Difference w/Registered Voters 169,963
    
    The total cost to issue an ID Card is $7.60, which includes material and personnel costs. This results in an approximate cost to the Division of $1,291,719.
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 1,291,719 1,291,719 1,291,719
Personal Services 661,156 661,156 661,156
Current Expenses 630,563 630,563 630,563
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues -424,908 -424,908 -424,908
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    COSTS:
    
    Personnel Cost to Issue an ID $3.89 x 169,963 $ 661,156
    Material Cost to Produce an ID $3.71 x 169,963 $ 630,563
    
     TOTAL COST TO ISSUE ID $ 1,291,719
    
    
    REVENUE LOSS:
    
    Potential Voters to be Issued ID 169,963
    Cost for ID x $2.50
    
     TOTAL REVENUE LOSS $ 424,908


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Jerry L. Conrad
Email Address:
Jerry.L.Conrad@wv.gov