City Council August 30, 2011
SB 100 <ul><li>PASSED BY STATE LEGISLATURE </li></ul><ul><li>SIGNED BY GOVERNOR </li></ul><ul><li>PURPOSE:  To Implement F...
FEDERAL MOVE ACT <ul><li>MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTER ENHANCEMENT (MOVE) ACT </li></ul><ul><li>FEDERAL LAW – TEXAS MUST COM...
SB 100 <ul><li>OPTIONS FOR CITIES UNDER SB 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to hold elections every May, including even numb...
City Conducts Election <ul><li>Conducting our own Election would be costly </li></ul><ul><li>Cost for San Angelo to purcha...
Maintain May Election <ul><li>Partner with ISDs and split the cost </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease the number of polling places...
Limited Duties of Additional Staff <ul><li>Due to the security, only core staff will be able to conduct core functions, e....
NOVEMBER <ul><li>Move elections to November beginning in 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain two years terms </li></ul><ul><li...
NOVEMBER <ul><li>PROS: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher voter turnout </li></ul><ul><li>If City goes to November elections, cost s...
NOVEMBER <ul><li>Estimated cost varies depending on county election type, with city included: </li></ul><ul><li>CONST. AME...
NOVEMBER <ul><li>CONS: </li></ul><ul><li>IF SAISD cancels election, our cost goes up to $19,500-$36,000 for city-wide elec...
MAY <ul><li>OR: </li></ul><ul><li>Change term length to hold elections every other May and only in odd numbered years </li...
MAY – TWO YEARS <ul><li>Two year terms - all seven seats up every other May – would require unstaggering and possibly limi...
MAY – 2 Year Terms <ul><li>SMD 1 – 1 year holdover 2013-2015 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 2 – MAY 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 3 – ...
May – 2 Year Terms
FOUR YEAR TERMS <ul><li>Four year terms - 4/3 staggered terms and possibly implement term limits of eight years  </li></ul...
MAY – FOUR YEAR Including Special Election to Change Term <ul><li>SMD 1 – 1 year holdover 2013-2015 Next Election 2017 </l...
May 4 Year Transition
SB 100 <ul><li>CONS – TWO YEAR TERMS: </li></ul><ul><li>All seven Council seats up for election every two years </li></ul>...
SB 100 <ul><li>PROS OF TWO YEAR TERMS: </li></ul><ul><li>Voters engaged in City wide election every two years </li></ul><u...
SB 100 <ul><li>CONS OF FOUR YEAR TERMS: </li></ul><ul><li>Some may view four years as too long in office;  Possibly recomm...
SB 100 <ul><li>PROS OF FOUR YEAR TERMS: </li></ul><ul><li>Allows staggering of terms with the 4/3 split </li></ul><ul><li>...
SB 100 <ul><li>HOW? </li></ul><ul><li>SB 100 allows Council to change the election date from May to November or odd-number...
SB 100 <ul><li>Recommended we be consistent with the ISD  </li></ul><ul><li>Election Code requires cities to contract with...
OVERVIEW OF OPTIONS <ul><li>Move to November </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase Electronic Voting Equipment and conduct our own el...
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  • Rental for equipment ~ $170 per setup
  • Election Day: 6 wks per poll @ $50 for 14 hours = $700 eqmt 170 *Early voting add $15 for additional eqmt for 7 days - $105 delivery 12.5 kit 25 training 15 TOTAL $923 FOR 27 = $24,908 FOR 8 = $7,380 Workers: $7.55/Hr @ 40/hrs for 2-4 workers for 6 weeks = $3624 - 7248 $7.55/Hr @ 40/hrs for 2-4 workers for 8 weeks = $4832 - 9664
  • Charter: SECTION 43. ELECTION DAY: The regular municipal election for the City shall be held on a day set by the City Council which will comply with State law. (Amended 5/6/89)
  • City Council August 30, 2011 City Clerk Election Presentation on SB100

    1. 1. City Council August 30, 2011
    2. 2. SB 100 <ul><li>PASSED BY STATE LEGISLATURE </li></ul><ul><li>SIGNED BY GOVERNOR </li></ul><ul><li>PURPOSE: To Implement Federal MOVE Act </li></ul>
    3. 3. FEDERAL MOVE ACT <ul><li>MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTER ENHANCEMENT (MOVE) ACT </li></ul><ul><li>FEDERAL LAW – TEXAS MUST COMPLY </li></ul><ul><li>May require us to “MOVE” the even year elections </li></ul>
    4. 4. SB 100 <ul><li>OPTIONS FOR CITIES UNDER SB 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to hold elections every May, including even numbered years, but Counties do not have to assist or provide equipment </li></ul>
    5. 5. City Conducts Election <ul><li>Conducting our own Election would be costly </li></ul><ul><li>Cost for San Angelo to purchase DRE Voting equipment for 27 Polling Places: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated at $25K Initial cost for one setup (1 eSlate & 1 dau) and related equipment ~ $800K to $1M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yearly Maintenan ce $50,000 for all equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Would need secured storage space </li></ul><ul><li>City would pay for all the equipment – no federal funds available as provided by HAVA </li></ul><ul><li>OTHER OPTIONS: </li></ul>
    6. 6. Maintain May Election <ul><li>Partner with ISDs and split the cost </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease the number of polling places from 27 to 8 (requires preclearance from Department of Justice) decreasing cost from $27,908 to $7,380 </li></ul><ul><li>Staff polls with 6 to 7 people versus 3 to 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Hire a specialized team for Training Purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3-4 employees at $9.00/hr @ 56 hours = $1,512-$2,016 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-4 employees to help as needed at the various levels at $7.55/hr @ 6-8 weeks = $3,624 - $9,664 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Begin a transition plan to go paperless within three years </li></ul>
    7. 7. Limited Duties of Additional Staff <ul><li>Due to the security, only core staff will be able to conduct core functions, e.g. programming, predefining equipment, running equipment on election night, voter packages, etc. </li></ul>
    8. 8. NOVEMBER <ul><li>Move elections to November beginning in 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain two years terms </li></ul><ul><li>All positions’ terms automatically extended for six months to end in November </li></ul>
    9. 9. NOVEMBER <ul><li>PROS: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher voter turnout </li></ul><ul><li>If City goes to November elections, cost split </li></ul><ul><li>Voter Convenience </li></ul><ul><li>More emphasis on elections </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens able to vote in local elections every year </li></ul>
    10. 10. NOVEMBER <ul><li>Estimated cost varies depending on county election type, with city included: </li></ul><ul><li>CONST. AMENDMENT = $35,000 EACH </li></ul><ul><li>GOVERNOR’S RACE = $45,000 EACH </li></ul><ul><li>PRESIDENTIAL = $55,000 EACH </li></ul><ul><li>Cost estimates based on city wide and school district wide elections – if single member districts only, then costs would be based on early voting costs and our portion of precincts in contested SMDs </li></ul>
    11. 11. NOVEMBER <ul><li>CONS: </li></ul><ul><li>IF SAISD cancels election, our cost goes up to $19,500-$36,000 for city-wide election </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility of more undervotes due to straight party voters </li></ul><ul><li>Runoffs in December </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to educate with publicity due other races </li></ul><ul><li>Timing of other measures </li></ul>
    12. 12. MAY <ul><li>OR: </li></ul><ul><li>Change term length to hold elections every other May and only in odd numbered years </li></ul><ul><li>Options: two year terms or four year terms </li></ul>
    13. 13. MAY – TWO YEARS <ul><li>Two year terms - all seven seats up every other May – would require unstaggering and possibly limit the number of term to four years </li></ul><ul><li>Cancel May 2012 election with transition plan as follows: </li></ul>
    14. 14. MAY – 2 Year Terms <ul><li>SMD 1 – 1 year holdover 2013-2015 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 2 – MAY 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 3 – 1 year holdover 2013-2015 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 4 – MAY 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 5 – 1 year holdover 2013-2015 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 6 – MAY 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>MAYOR – MAY 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Police Chief – 1 year holdover 2013-2017 </li></ul>
    15. 15. May – 2 Year Terms
    16. 16. FOUR YEAR TERMS <ul><li>Four year terms - 4/3 staggered terms and possibly implement term limits of eight years </li></ul><ul><li>Four year terms would require holdovers and one special election </li></ul><ul><li>Cancel the May 2012 election with transition plan as follows: </li></ul>
    17. 17. MAY – FOUR YEAR Including Special Election to Change Term <ul><li>SMD 1 – 1 year holdover 2013-2015 Next Election 2017 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 2 – 2013 Next election 2017 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 3 – 1 year holdover 2013-2015 Next Election 2017 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 4 – 2013 Next election 2017 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 5 – 1 year holdover 2013-2015 Next Election 2017 </li></ul><ul><li>SMD 6 – 2013 Next election 2017 </li></ul><ul><li>MAYOR – 1 year holdover 2013-2015 Next Election 2017 </li></ul><ul><li>Police Chief - 1 year holdover 2013-2017 </li></ul>
    18. 18. May 4 Year Transition
    19. 19. SB 100 <ul><li>CONS – TWO YEAR TERMS: </li></ul><ul><li>All seven Council seats up for election every two years </li></ul><ul><li>Entire Council could turn over </li></ul><ul><li>No guarantee or no continuity </li></ul>
    20. 20. SB 100 <ul><li>PROS OF TWO YEAR TERMS: </li></ul><ul><li>Voters engaged in City wide election every two years </li></ul><ul><li>Only have general election costs every two years </li></ul>
    21. 21. SB 100 <ul><li>CONS OF FOUR YEAR TERMS: </li></ul><ul><li>Some may view four years as too long in office; Possibly recommend term limits under Charter to eight years </li></ul>
    22. 22. SB 100 <ul><li>PROS OF FOUR YEAR TERMS: </li></ul><ul><li>Allows staggering of terms with the 4/3 split </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effective if we split with the ISDs </li></ul><ul><li>Only have general election costs every two years </li></ul>
    23. 23. SB 100 <ul><li>HOW? </li></ul><ul><li>SB 100 allows Council to change the election date from May to November or odd-number year terms to even-numbered year terms by resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Under the current Charter, City Council authorizes the calling of the elections </li></ul><ul><li>Special Charter Election to change the terms from 2 to 4 years </li></ul>
    24. 24. SB 100 <ul><li>Recommended we be consistent with the ISD </li></ul><ul><li>Election Code requires cities to contract with ISDs to keep local elections on the same ballot and to save both entities monies </li></ul><ul><li>DIRECTION? </li></ul>
    25. 25. OVERVIEW OF OPTIONS <ul><li>Move to November </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase Electronic Voting Equipment and conduct our own election </li></ul><ul><li>Continue with May and partner with ISDs to purchase additional equipment and hire additional staff </li></ul><ul><li>Unstagger terms and hold elections only odd-numbered years </li></ul><ul><li>Keep staggered terms and extend terms from 2 to 4 years </li></ul>
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