Date Requested:February 15, 2013
Time Requested:11:45 AM
Agency: Secretary of State
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1127 Introduced HB2019
CBD Subject: "NONE OF THE ABOVE" ON BALLOTS
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
Over-all effect
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
3. 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
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
John Sandoro SOS
Email Address:
jsandoro@wvsos.com
    If "None of these above" never wins an election for statewide office then there will be no additional cost to the state.