LD 518 LR 133(01)
An Act To Establish Ranked-choice Voting in the State
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Woodbury of Cumberland
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2013-14 FY 2014-15 Projections  FY 2015-16 Projections  FY 2016-17
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $142,198 $121,727 $43,161 $121,967
Highway Fund $0 $72,948 $0 $72,948
General Fund $142,198 $121,727 $43,161 $121,967
Highway Fund $0 $72,948 $0 $72,948
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This legislation proposes to implement ranked-choice voting for Governor and State legislative candidates.  The Department of Secretary of State will require a General Fund appropriation of $142,198 in fiscal year 2013-14 and $45,801 in fiscal year 2014-15 to update the ballot tabulating machines, purchase additional memory devices, lease a high-speed vote tabulating unit and contract 2 limited-period Special Deputy positions to oversee the central ranked-choice voting counting process.  The Department of Public Safety will also require a General Fund appropriation of $75,926 and a Highway Fund allocation of $72,948 in fiscal year 2014-15 for overtime and fuel to retrieve, secure and return election ballots.