A Calculation Tool Estimating Labor, Time and Costs For Hand-Counting Paper Ballots | ||||
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In the real tool, enter your numbers in the yellow cells in columns A & C to reflect your local election conditions - calcs & budget (not shown here) will update automatically | |||
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"Your" | Town or County | County or Jurisdiction Name | ||
Basic Quantities | ||||
936 | voters | The number of registered voters in the County | ||
67% | % | Voter turnout est % | ||
1 | places | The number of polling places (there is usually 1 Central Count place) | ||
0 | % Abs'tee | The % of ballots cast Absentee (% at polling places auto-calc'd = 100%; to make 100%) | ||
20 | contests | The number of contests to be hand-counted | ||
100 | % of ballots | 100% - Or, if only a sample will be hand-counted, the % of ballots that will be hand-counted. | ||
Times | ||||
6 | O'Clock | time polls open on Election Day = HH:AM | ||
20 | O'Clock | time polls close on Election Day = HH:PM | ||
23 | O'Clock | time PollSite counting must finish on Election Day evening = HH:PM | ||
8 | hours/day | The number of work-hours per work-day | ||
48 | hours | The number of work-hours allowed for counting on and after election night at Central count | ||
2 | person-hours | Rate: The number of staff-hours needed at Central to pre-sort 1000 ballots, by Precinct and split. | ||
6 | seconds | Rate: The number of seconds needed to count each of NN contests on each ballot. | ||
2.2 | times | Rate-multiplier: The number of TIMES ballot sets will be hand-counted (can be fractional.) | ||
Staffing & Cost-rates | ||||
2 | persons | The number of counters per counting team | ||
$10.00 | $/hour | The hourly pay rate for counters, in dollars/hour | ||
6 | teams | One roving Supervisor can oversee how many Teams? (to figure how many Super's are needed.) | ||
$20.00 | $/hour | The hourly pay rate for Supervisors, in dollars/hour | ||
0.1 | hours | Recruiting & Training: Staff Hours to recruit and train a counting-person | ||
$0.00 | $/hour | The hourly pay rate for Recruiters/Trainers, in dollars/hour | ||
0 | hours/day | Time that Senior Election Official applies to this Hand-Counting operation | ||
$5,000 | $/month | Salary of Senior Election Official. | ||
0 | miles | Average Miles to be reimbursed for each Counter & Supervisor | ||
$0.00 | $/mile | Mileage cost reimbursement rate (if used) | ||
$0.00 | $/meal | Cost of a meal served to some teams (if used) | ||
$0.00 | $/day | Costs to videotape the counting activities at each site (polls and central). If not done, put zero. | ||
0 | % | General Administrative Overhead % as relevant to Hand-Counting activities. | ||
Space usage & Rentals | ||||
6 | feet | Width needed per person of working space for counting | ||
1000 | sq. ft | Size of "room" rented for the counting, in sq feet. | ||
$0 | $/room/day | Space rental for PollSite counting: $/day for a room of 1000 sq ft | ||
$0 | $/room/day | Space rental for Central counting: $/day for a room of 1000 sq ft |