O.C. Elections Office First With Money-saving Plan
03/11/2011 - The Pew Center on the States released a study this week showing how California elections offices could save hundreds of thousands of dollars.
But if that’s news, it gets trumped by word that Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley had already embarked on the cost-saving path by the time the study came out.
Pew’s study advocates getting voters to voluntarily sign up to get their sample ballots electronically. In Orange County in a presidential election year like 2008—when there were two statewide primaries and a general election – printing and mailing sample ballots can account for more than half the elections office’s annual budget of $12 million.
Read the full article at ocregister.com.