FUND(S):

Special Fund1618

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The bill would require a special eledction anytime "None of the Above" receives the highest numbers of votes for a statewide office. Since there are no scheduled statewide election until 2016 there would be no affect on cost until 2016.
    
    If a special election is required in 2016 the cost is estimated at $3,410,821.
    
    



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 3,410,821
Personal Services 0 0 12,221
Current Expenses 0 0 3,398,600
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


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


    Estimates ase based on the actual expenditures for the Governor's special election in 2011. A summary of the expenditures are listed below.
    
    Advertising & Promotional 55,051
    Contractual/Professional 287,454
    Counties & Municipalites 6,002,093
    Office Expense 304
    Personal Services 24,442
    Post and Frieght 133
    Printing and Binding 427,861
    Routine Maint Contracts 12,375
    Travel 11,929
    
    Total 6,821,642
    
    Cost per election (6,821,642/2) = $3,410,821
    
    Total is divided by two because the total includes the primary and general election.
    



Memorandum


    If "None of these above" never wins an election for statewide office then there will be no additional cost to the state.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: John Sandoro SOS
    Email Address: jsandoro@wvsos.com