State of Alaska
Fiscal Note
Bill Version: SB 167
2022 Legislative Session
Fiscal Note Number: 1
(S) Publish Date: 1/18/2022
Identifier: LL0397-OOG-DOE-12-27-21 Department: Office of the Governor
Title: ELECTIONS; FRAUD; BALLOTS Appropriation: Elections
Sponsor: RLS BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR Allocation: Elections
Requester: Governor OMB Component Number: 21
Note: Amounts do not include inflation unless otherwise noted below. (Thousands of Dollars)
Included in
FY2023 Governor's
Appropriation FY2023 Out-Year Cost Estimates
Requested Request
OPERATING EXPENDITURES FY 2023 FY 2023 FY 2024 FY 2025 FY 2026 FY 2027 FY 2028
Personal Services 80.5 80.5 80.5 80.5 80.5 80.5
Services 957.4 950.2 950.2 950.2 980.2 980.2
Capital Outlay
Grants & Benefits
Total Operating 1,037.9 0.0 1,030.7 1,030.7 1,030.7 1,060.7 1,060.7
Fund Source (Operating Only)
1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 1,037.9 1,030.7 1,030.7 1,030.7 1,060.7 1,060.7
Total 1,037.9 0.0 1,030.7 1,030.7 1,030.7 1,060.7 1,060.7
Temporary 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
Change in Revenues
Total 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Estimated SUPPLEMENTAL (FY2022) cost: 635.5 (separate supplemental appropriation required)
Estimated CAPITAL (FY2023) cost: 0.0 (separate capital appropriation required)
Does the bill create or modify a new fund or account? No
(Supplemental/Capital/New Fund - discuss reasons and fund source(s) in analysis section)
Does the bill direct, or will the bill result in, regulation changes adopted by your agency? Yes
If yes, by what date are the regulations to be adopted, amended or repealed? 06/01/22
Why this fiscal note differs from previous version/comments:
Not applicable, initial version.
Prepared By: Gail Fenumiai, Director Phone: (907)465-2644
Division: Division of Elections Date: 12/27/2021 11:53 AM
Approved By: Shawn Henderson, Administrative Services Director Date: 12/27/21
Agency: Office of the Governor
Printed 1/18/2022 Page 1 of 2 Control Code: ERYFO
SB 167 - Fiscal Note 1
This legislation will make numerous revisions to Alaskas election laws which will impact the Division of Elections services
and procedures for all stateadministered elections beginning with the 2022 primary and general elections. Significant
changes include: (1) a new requirement to implement rigorous signature verification for bymail voters; (2) adding a free
online absentee ballot tracking system; (3) requiring routine forensic examination of precinct tabulators; (4) changes to
Permanent Fund Dividend Automatic Voter Registration, including enhanced voter identification requirements; (5)
enhanced voter list maintenance to ensure accuracy of voter rolls and professional audits of registered voters lists; (6)
adding a toll free election offense hotline; (7) new requirements relating to oversight and destruction of used ballot
materials; (8) requiring postage paid return envelopes with absentee ballots; and (9) extending the length of operation of
the absentee ballot review board.
The fiscal note has three cost components: FY22 and FY23 operating costs in advance of the 2022 primary and general
election, requiring an immediate FY22 effective date; capital costs, also in advance of the 2022 election, requiring an
immediate FY22 effective date, and ongoing operating costs beginning in FY24 to support future elections.
These legislative changes require the following unrestricted general fund expenses:
FY22 supplemental operating expenses
Personal Services:
$80.5 (Seven Nonpermanent Election Clerks, range 12, to address absentee signature verification
and ballot tracking, and to support toll free hotline)
$375.0 (Printing, postage, and legal costs for regulations project in FY2022)
$180.0 (Professional services including IT consulting, software maintenance, forensic auditing)
FY22 Capital Costs: There is no provision for capital supplementals in the fiscal note template; however, the fiscal notes
estimated FY23 capital cost in the amount of $5,225.0 should be considered as an FY22 capital supplemental. To be
effective this election cycle, procurement must begin early in 2022 so equipment can be procured and staff appropriately
trained in its operation and use.
$5,125.0 (Signature verification systems, software, support, and training for 5 regional offices)
$100.0 (Ballot tracking system and software)
FY23 Operating Costs
Personal Services:
$80.5 (Seven Nonpermanent Election Clerks, range 12)
$348.0 (Printing, postage)
$595.0 (Professional services including IT consulting, software maintenance, forensic auditing)
$14.4 (Election board services)
FY24 and beyond costs are reduced due to elimination of onetime startup costs.
(Revised 11/23/2021 OMB/LFD) Page 2 of 2
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Statutes affected:
SB0167A, AM SB 167, introduced 01/18/2022: 15.07.060, 15.07.050, 15.07.055, 15.07.070, 43.23.101, 43.23.015, 15.05.010, 15.07.130, 15.10.170, 15.40.140, 15.15.240, 15.15.350, 15.15.370, 15.15.430, 15.15.470, 15.15.032, 15.20.020, 15.20.030, 15.20.081, 15.20.800, 15.20.201, 15.20.203, 15.20.061, 15.15.225, 15.20.222, 15.20.900, 15.56.035, 15.07.030, 15.56.060, 15.56.070, 15.58.020, 15.58.050, 15.58.040, 37.13.170, 15.10.090, 18.65.240, 18.66.990, 43.23.270, 15.20.207, 15.20.211, 15.56.065