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  • 7. Submitting your application 7
  • 8. Submitting Your Application 8
  • 9. Submitting your application Processing your voter registration 9
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  • 11. Processing your registration • • • Is it complete and legible? Did we receive it in time? Maryland requires identity verification at time of registration • • • • MVA or last four of SSN Only exception is in-person registrants who check “do not have” Failure to provide prompts ID requirement at the polls Last-minute registrants – particularly if they provide SSN and not MVA number may have to cast a provisional ballot 11
  • 12. Processing your registration: Motor Vehicle Administration • • • • Vast majority of all new registrations and record updates More or less automatic for voter (opt in) Manual process on back end Lack of name standard leads to: • • • Match quality concerns Transactions without material change to voter record (i.e. middle initial) Impact on petition verification 12
  • 13. Processing your registration: Online registration • • • • Launched just before 2012 general election Requires match to current driver’s license Not integrated with voter record lookup; voter retypes all data Not yet seeing the efficiency savings of other states 13
  • 14. Registration Method: Mail • • • • • Handwriting Smaller percentage than in the past High volume at peak processing time Voters submit duplicates “just to be sure” Voters tend to provide last four of SSN rather than driver’s license number. • Can lead to duplicate voters or identity confusion – i.e., John Smith and J. Henry Smith with same DOB and last four of SSN 14
  • 15. Registration Method: High School 15
  • 16. Registration Method: Forms received through April drive 16
  • 17. Registration Method: Forms received through April drive * Teens now registering @MVA at 16 17
  • 18. Registration Method: Nursing Home 18
  • 19. Registration Method: Federal Post Card • • • Can be used for both registration and absentee ballot request Default for absentee ballot request is one federal election cycle Means of applying for federal-only ballot if do not intend to return from overseas 19
  • 20. Other Registration Methods • • • • • Petition signature Absentee ballot application Provisional ballot Jury service USPS change of address • • In-state changes only Yellow stickers; one of few counties that purchases NCOA 20
  • 21. Submitting your application Processing your voter registration Getting your data to the polls 21
  • 22. State Board of Elections Early voting (E-12 to 5 days) Close of registration (E-21 days) Election Day 22
  • 23. Montgomery County has 1,200 electronic pollbooks that must be individually loaded with updated voter data for the correct precinct, tested and secured with numbered seals. Chain of custody documentation must also be completed for each pollbook between early voting and Election Day.
  • 24. Submitting your application Processing your voter registration Getting your data to the polls Updates by provisional ballot 24
  • 25. Provisional Ballots • • • Majority are out-of-precinct or change of address Counted for all *eligible* contests (may not be same ballot style in that polling place) Labor-intensive form of “convenience” voting 25
  • 26. 2012 General Election: 13,411 provisional ballots Disposition: Reasons for issuance (estimates): Reasons for rejection: 26
  • 27. •Submitting your application •Processing your voter registration •Hello? Are you still there? •Getting your data to the polls Q: What happens if you don’t vote? A: Nothing 27
  • 28. •Submitting your application •Processing your voter registration •Hello? Are you still there? •Getting your data to the polls Q: What happens if your mail bounces? A: You become an “inactive voter” 28
  • 29. What does it mean to be an “inactive voter”?  We have reason to believe you’re not there. Laws, regulations dictate.  Usually, this means:    We try to contact you   Confirmation mailings sent; update if in-state address You still appear in the pollbook   Our mail to you has been returned undeliverable or You declared yourself ineligible for jury duty Have to affirm residency to cast ballot This is where it matters if you don’t vote –  Inactivity triggers cancellation after two federal cycles with no vote, no response to our mailings, no petition signature, no jury duty or MVA update 29
  • 30. •Submitting your application •Processing your voter registration •Hello? Are you still there? •Getting your data to the polls •We send you lots of mail 30
  • 31. Returned mail: Sample ballot sent to all voters 31
  • 32. Eventual cancellation if… 32
  • 33. Montgomery County has 667,393 registered voters ***estimated 600,000 transactions in FY13 33
  • 34. Montgomery County Voters: Party Affiliation Libertarian: 2,146 Green: 1,690 Americans Elect: 28 No longer recognized: Constitution Party, Independent Party, Populist Party, Reform Party 34
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  • 37. 2012 Presidential Election: Our Decisions/Advantages in Minimizing Lines  Good facilities   Emphasis on pollworkers      30-35 DREs, 5-10 EPBs at each early voting site 24 workers plus 3+ staff/Board members at each site at all times Staff, trainers available to focus on moving the process efficiently Targeted limited Election Day resources    Multiple trainers in each class, hands-on training Aggressive screening and evaluation Dedicated resources to early voting   Large county recreation centers; some other counties needed to use less well-equipped libraries in high turnout areas Based on actual past use of individual pieces of equipment Nuances of each precinct (facility issues, experience of workers, demographic factors, language assistance and other needs) Voter education   Sample ballot to all households, paid and unpaid advertising FutureVote, metroDCvote.org, and other outreach initiatives 37
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  • 39. Voter Registration 39
  • 40. Operations and IT 40
  • 41. Absentee Voting 41
  • 42. 2012 Presidential Election: Voting in Montgomery County Early 17% Absentee 9% Statewide Early 16% Election Day 74% Absentee 6% Election Day 78% 42
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  • 47. Absentee Voting 47
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  • 49. Absentee Voting • • • • • No excuse needed Ballot must be postmarked by Election Day Can be received up to ten later Special elections can be conducted entirely by mail New for 2014: • • State assuming responsibility for UOCAVA voter services All voters can request ballot online, print from home, send using own envelope/paper 49
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  • 51. Operations and IT 51
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  • 54. Non-EJ Operations/IT 54
  • 55. Election Day Average Hourly Turnout by Precinct 55
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  • 57. Election Judge Management 57
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  • 60. 2012 Presidential Election: Shortest Lines of Large Jurisdictions in State Early Voting (% of Statewide) 20% Wait Time in Minutes (Responses to MIT Cooperative Congressional Election Study) 18% 16% 14% 12% 10% 80 8% 70 6% 60 Prince George's County 50 Anne Arundel County 40 Baltimore City 30 Baltimore County 20 4% Montgomery County 2% 0% Prince George's County eo rg An e's ne Co Ar un un ty de lC ou Ba nt y ltim or Ba e ltim Ci ty or M e on Co tg un om ty er y Co un ty G Pr in ce Baltimore County Montgomery County Election Day (% of Statewide) 10 0 Anne Arundel Baltimore City County 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Prince George's County Anne Arundel Baltimore City County Baltimore County Montgomery County 61
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  • 64. 2012 Presidential Election: Our Decisions/Advantages in Minimizing Lines  Good facilities   Emphasis on pollworkers      30-35 DREs, 5-10 EPBs at each early voting site 24 workers plus 3+ staff/Board members at each site at all times Staff, trainers available to focus on moving the process efficiently Targeted limited Election Day resources    Multiple trainers in each class, hands-on training Aggressive screening and evaluation Dedicated resources to early voting   Large county recreation centers; some other counties needed to use less well-equipped libraries in high turnout areas Based on actual past use of individual pieces of equipment Nuances of each precinct (facility issues, experience of workers, demographic factors, language assistance and other needs) Voter education   Sample ballot to all households, paid and unpaid advertising FutureVote, metroDCvote.org, and other outreach initiatives 65
  • 65. State Board of Elections Early voting (E-12 to 5 days) Close of registration (E-21 days) Election Day 66
  • 66. 2012 Presidential Election: Our Decisions/Advantages in Minimizing Lines  Good facilities   Emphasis on pollworkers      30-35 DREs, 5-10 EPBs at each early voting site 24 workers plus 3+ staff/Board members at each site at all times Staff, trainers available to focus on moving the process efficiently Targeted limited Election Day resources    Multiple trainers in each class, hands-on training Aggressive screening and evaluation Dedicated resources to early voting   Large county recreation centers; some other counties needed to use less well-equipped libraries in high turnout areas Based on actual past use of individual pieces of equipment Nuances of each precinct (facility issues, experience of workers, demographic factors, language assistance and other needs) Voter education   Sample ballot to all households, paid and unpaid advertising FutureVote, metroDCvote.org, and other outreach initiatives 67
  • 67. 2012 Presidential Election: Our Decisions/Advantages in Minimizing Lines  Good facilities   Emphasis on pollworkers      30-35 DREs, 5-10 EPBs at each early voting site 24 workers plus 3+ staff/Board members at each site at all times Staff, trainers available to focus on moving the process efficiently Targeted limited Election Day resources    Multiple trainers in each class, hands-on training Aggressive screening and evaluation Dedicated resources to early voting   Large county recreation centers; some other counties needed to use less well-equipped libraries in high turnout areas Based on actual past use of individual pieces of equipment Nuances of each precinct (facility issues, experience of workers, demographic factors, language assistance and other needs) Voter education   Sample ballot to all households, paid and unpaid advertising FutureVote, metroDCvote.org, and other outreach initiatives 68
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  • 69. 2012 Presidential Election: Voting in Montgomery County Montgomery County Early 17% Absentee 9% Statewide Early 16% Absentee 6% Election Day 74% Election Day 78% 72
  • 70. 2012 Presidential Election: Voting in Montgomery County Montgomery County Early 17% Absentee 9% Statewide Early 16% Absentee 6% Election Day 74% Election Day 78% 73
  • 71. By the Numbers 667,393 registered voters 71 ballot styles 9 early voting centers 250 precincts 3,000 Election Judges 2,000 Future Vote students 3,200 voting machines 1,200 electronic pollbooks 74
  • 72. Budget for FY 2013-2014 75
  • 73. Budget for FY 2014 Permanent and Temporary Personnel by Function 76
  • 74. Outreach • • • • No dedicated full-time staff Paid advertising: $20,000 Sample ballot: $200,000 Future Vote: Priceless 77
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  • 76. Early Voting 80
  • 77. Early Voting Early Voting Turnout by Voting Center Location 5000 4500 4000 3500 BAUER 3000 EOB 2500 GMNTOWN PRAISNER 2000 SIL SPRING 1500 1000 500 0 SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI 81
  • 78. Election Day Average Hourly Turnout by Precinct 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 82
  • 79. Election Day Average Hourly Turnout PER DRE by Precinct 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 83
  • 80. 7: 00 am 8: 00 am 9: 00 am 10 :0 0a m 11 :0 0a m 12 :0 0p m 1: 00 pm 2: 00 pm 3: 00 pm 4: 00 pm 5: 00 pm 6: 00 pm 7: 00 pm 8: 00 pm 9: 00 pm Election Day Hourly Turnout by Precinct 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 84
  • 81. 8: 00 pm 9: 00 pm 6: 00 pm 7: 00 pm 4: 00 pm 5: 00 pm 9: 00 am 10 :0 0a m 11 :0 0a m 12 :0 0p m 1: 00 pm 2: 00 pm 3: 00 pm 7: 00 am 8: 00 am Election Day Hourly Turnout PER DRE by Precinct 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 85
  • 82. 2012 Presidential Election: Our Decisions/Advantages in Minimizing Lines  Good facilities   Emphasis on pollworkers      30-35 DREs, 5-10 EPBs at each early voting site 24 workers plus 3+ staff/Board members at each site at all times Staff, trainers available to focus on moving the process efficiently Targeted limited Election Day resources    Multiple trainers in each class, hands-on training Aggressive screening and evaluation Dedicated resources to early voting   Large county recreation centers; some other counties needed to use less well-equipped libraries in high turnout areas Based on actual past use of individual pieces of equipment Nuances of each precinct (facility issues, experience of workers, demographic factors, language assistance and other needs) Voter education   Sample ballot to all households, paid and unpaid advertising FutureVote, metroDCvote.org, and other outreach initiatives 86
  • 83. 2012 Presidential Election: Shortest Lines of Large Jurisdictions in State Early Voting (% of Statewide) 20% Wait Time in Minutes (Responses to MIT Cooperative Congressional Election Study) 18% 16% 14% 12% 10% 80 8% 70 6% 60 Prince George's County 50 Anne Arundel County 40 Baltimore City 30 Baltimore County 20 4% Montgomery County 2% 0% Prince George's County eo rg An e's ne Co Ar un un ty de lC ou Ba nt y ltim or Ba e ltim Ci ty or M e on Co tg un om ty er y Co un ty G Pr in ce Baltimore County Montgomery County Election Day (% of Statewide) 10 0 Anne Arundel Baltimore City County 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Prince George's County Anne Arundel Baltimore City County Baltimore County Montgomery County 87
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