CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Finance Committee

September 15, 2003

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Bryan Tippie, Director

 Budget Office

Topic: 

A Resolution to Appropriate $39,950 to Upgrade County Voting Machines

Topic Description:

This action is a request to increase FY 2004 funding support for the Registrar's Office to upgrade the County's voting machines prior to the upcoming election.  These upgrades on the 19 machines include changing the optical recognition device on each machine with "light readers". This upgrade will enable the machines to read and recognize marks made by any marking device thereby reducing the number of uncounted ballots.  In addition, the computer memory storage cards would be replaced, which are essential for improved operational efficiency.   

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution .

Financial Impacts Analysis:

As indicated.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Registrar ’s Office

RESOLUTION  

A RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE $39,950 TO UPGRADE COUNTY VOTING MACHINES  

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors is charged by the Code of Virginia with the preparation of an annual budget for Fauquier County ; and  

WHEREAS, on March 25, 2003 , the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors adopted the Fauquier County FY 2004 Budget ; and  

WHEREAS, during the course of a fiscal year certain events occur which necessitate changing the budget plan by increasing or decreasing the total budget ; and  

WHEREAS, the Registrar ’s Office has requested $39,950 to support upgrading the County’s voting machines with “light readers” to read and recognize ballot marks made by any marking device and also replace the machines’ computer memory storage cards to enhance the machines efficiency; now, therefore, be it  

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 15th day of September 2003, That $39,950 from the Contingency Reserve (4-100-091400-9618) element of the FY 2004 Adopted Budget be, and is hereby, approved to upgrade the County’s voting machines (4-100-013200-6050).