FUND(S):

1601 Filing Fee

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 change in legislation to require write-in candidates to paid 25% of the filing fee will increase revenue as much as $19,955 in presidential election year and as much as $1,405 in off year elections. There will little to no cost increase due to the legislation.
    
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 1,405 19,955


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    Using actual numbers of write-in candidates for years 2008, 2010 and 2012 and applied the 25% of the filing fee, the estimated revenue was computed. The results are below
    2008 $12,650
    2010 $ 1,405
    2012 $19,955
    



Memorandum


    If the write-in filing fee would have been in place in the previous year of 2008, 2010 and 2012, the number of write-in candidates may have been lower than the number used in the estimate. Person submitting Fiscal Note: John Sandoro SOS
     Email Address: jsandoro@wvsos.com