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FY 2016 HAVA Grant Expenditure Report

Posted: Aug 16, 2017


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Summary

Overview

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was created by Congress under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), legislation authored to improve the administration of elections for federal offices through funding, guidance and policy development. HAVA provides funding to state and local election districts to support upgrading systems for casting votes, registering voters in statewide voter registration databases, providing provisional voting options, and implementing other improvements to the administration of federal elections such as training for election officials and poll workers, polling place accessibility improvements, and information on how and where to vote.

 

Through September 30, 2016, a total of $3,248,946,2311 in grant funds plus an additional $352,759,159 in accrued interest has been made available to the 50 states, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands (hereinafter referred to as ‘states’) through HAVA. States have reported total expenditures of $3,292,826,478, aggregately surpassing the principal amount awarded through HAVA.

 

 

1 This includes $300.3 million in Section 102 funds that were appropriated for the replacement of punch card or lever voting machines. Thirty States received Section 102 funds. States were required to expend funds under this section by November 2010 and return any remaining funds to EAC for disbursement as Section 251 funds.

 

     HAVA SECTION 101 Funds    

A total of $349,182,267 was disbursed to states in 2003 under Section 101 of HAVA, which provided funds to states for activities to improve the administration of federal elections. As of September 30, 2016, states reported total expenditures of $343,003,676, which is 98% of the original award amounts and 86% of total funds available when accrued interest is included. Twenty-six (26) states have spent all of their Section 101 funds and interest and another thirteen (13) states have spent at least 90% of their funds. Table 1 provides a full accounting of expenditures by state.

 

 

Table 1    Section 101 HAVA Funds as of September 30, 2016

State

Funds Received

Interest Earned

Expenditures

Balance

ALABAMA

$4,989,605

$445,493

$ 4,817,434

$617,665

ALASKA*

$5,000,000

$652,810

$5,000,000

$652,810

AMERICAN SAMOA

$1,000,000

$66,224

$1,000,000

$66,224

ARIZONA*

$5,451,369

$1,010,134

$2,095,600

$4,365,903

ARKANSAS

$3,593,165

$226,288

$3,819,453

(0)

CALIFORNIA

$26,804,708

$2,631,427

$26,587,559

$2,848,576

COLORADO

$4,860,306

$1,048,652

$5,159,190

$749,768

CONNECTICUT

$5,000,000

$682,868

$5,682,868

(0)

DELAWARE*

$5,000,000

$472,080

$5,467,766

$4,314

DIST. OF COLUMBIA

$5,000,000

$408,108

$5,000,000

$408,108

FLORIDA

$14,447,580

$1,797,031

$13,884,422

$2,360,189

GEORGIA

$7,816,328

$698,741

$8,634,255

$(119,185)

GUAM

$1,000,000

$12,773

$1,012,773

(0)

HAWAII

$5,000,000

$1,343,275

$3,323,042

$3,020,233

IDAHO

$5,000,000

$1,807,418

$6,807,418

(0)

ILLINOIS

$11,129,030

$1,254,098

$12,383,128

(0)

INDIANA *

$6,230,481

$938,781

$7,196,262

$(27,000)

IOWA*

$5,000,000

$684,225

$5,449,329

$234,896

KANSAS

$5,000,000

$1,310,653

$2,916,433

$3,394,220

KENTUCKY

$4,699,196

$978,404

$5,677,600

(0)

LOUISIANA

$4,911,421

$935,421

$5,846,842

(0)

MAINE

$5,000,000

$611,350

$5,531,096

$80,254

MARYLAND*

$5,636,731

$1,310,653

$2,916,433

$4,030,951

MASSACHUSETTS

$6,590,381

$904,363

$7,494,744

(0)

Section 101 HAVA Funds as of September 30, 2016

Table 1 Cont.

 

 

 

 

 

State

Total Section 101

Funds Received

 

Interest Earned

 

Expenditures

 

Balance

Michigan

$9,207,323

$1,539,636

$2,194,720

$8,552,239

Minnesota

$5,313,786

$64,724

$5,378,510

(0)

Mississippi

$3,673,384

$443,499.57

$4,116,883.57

(0)

Missouri

$5,875,170

$945,672

$6,693,768

$127,074

Montana

$5,000,000

$391,010

$5,001,732

$389,278

Nebraska

$5,000,000

$998,292

$5,998,292

(0)

Nevada

$5,000,000

$452,843

$5,452,843

(0)

New Hampshire*

$5,000,000

$1,097,737

$2,375,032

$3,722,705

New Jersey

$8,141,208

$650,000

$8,167,547

$623,661

New Mexico

$5,000,000

$292,244

$5,292,244

(0)

New York

$16,494,325

$3,311,078

$15,932,692

$3,872,711

North Carolina

$7,887,740

$719,611

$9,495,422

$(888,071)

North Dakota

$5,000,000

$63,997

$5,063,997

(0)

Ohio

$10,384,931

$426,837

$10,811,768

(0)

Oklahoma

$5,000,000

$353,009

$5,178,450

$174,559

Oregon

$4,203,776

$59,199

$4,262,975

(0)

Pennsylvania

$11,323,168

$1,301,492

$12,624,660

(0)

Puerto Rico

$3,151,144

$324,130

$3,455,882

$19,392

Rhode Island

$5,000,000

$140,275

$5,140,275

(0)

South Carolina

$4,652,412

$874,690

$5,295,412

$231,690

South Dakota

$5,000,000

$1,914,886

$3,092,781

$3,822,105

Tennessee

$6,004,507

$1,018,831

$5,065,445

$1,957,893

Texas

$17,206,595

$3,616,896

$15,427,932

$5,395,559

Utah

$3,090,943

$560,156

$3,651,099

(0)

Vermont

$5,000,000

$580,051

$5,580,051

(0)

Virgin Islands*

$1,000,000

$21,806

$1,000,000

$21,806

Virginia

$7,105,890

$1,130,578

$7,637,378

$599,090

Washington

$6,098,449

$259,047

$6,357,496

(0)

West Virginia

$2,977,057

$104,747

$3,081,804

(0)

Wisconsin

$5,694,036

$1,760,283

$5,241,563

$2,212,756

Wyoming

$5,000,000

$1,571,649

$5,231,377

$1,340,272

TOTAL**

$348,646,145

$49,220,175

$343,003,676

$ 54,862,640

*Reporting 2015 Expenditures

**Reflects a deobligation of $536,122 as a result of an audit finding. Total awarded was $349,182,267.

 

     HAVA SECTION 251 Funds    

Section 251 funds, known as Requirements Payments, were distributed to the states using a formula based on a percentage equal to the quotient of the voting age population of each state and the total voting age population of all states. HAVA requires that states deposit Section 251 money in interest bearing state election accounts.

 

As of the September 2016, fourteen (14) states reported using 100% of their HAVA Requirements Payment funds (including interest) while another 28 states reported using 90% or more of their funds and 

interest. States reported cumulative expenditures of $2,639,431,943 (see Table 2).

 

[FY 2016 annual Requirements Payment spending was $72.6 million, down from $108 million in 2015 and $75.5 million in 2014. 2016 was the first year that aggregate Requirements Payment expenditures exceeded the original amount of funds distributed.]

 

 

 

Table 2    Section 251 HAVA Funds as of September 30, 2016

 

State

Total Section 251

Funds Received

 

Interest Earned

 

Total Expenditures

Balance of Funds

and Interest2

ALABAMA

$40,227,863

$2,489,111

$40,385,857

$2,331,118

ALASKA

$13,021,803

$2,644,284

$12,192,872

$3,473,215

AMERICAN SAMOA

$2,490,652

$292,118

$2,782,770

$0

ARIZONA*

$45,516,688

$5,436,176

$49,179,627

$1,773,237

ARKANSAS

$24,233,666

$2,525,457

$25,086,491

$1,672,632

CALIFORNIA

$296,375,482

$42,729,626

$305,018,567

$34,086,541

COLORADO

$38,767,048

$4,695,079

$42,528,973

$933,155

CONNECTICUT

$31,095,158

$3,607,104

$33,092,005

$1,610,256

DELAWARE*

$13,021,803

$1,311,579

$13,004,721

$1,328,661

DISTRICT  OF COLUMBIA

$13,021,803

$1,913,688

$12,517,323

$2,418,167

FLORIDA

$148,633,048

$22,105,920

$152,244,707

$18,494,261

GEORGIA

$70,674,392

$761,687

$67,079,862

$4,356,217

GUAM

$2,319,361

$48,049

$2,367,410

$0

 

 

2 Negative balances indicate that States have expended interest earned and State matching funds in addition to spending all Federal funds.

 

 

State

Total Section 251

Funds Received

 

Interest Earned

Total

Expenditures

Balance of Funds and Interest3

HAWAII

$13,028,257

$976,725

$12,398,085

$1,606,897

IDAHO

$13,021,803

$1,267,652

$14,289,455

$0

ILLINOIS

$110,593,988

$9,221,817

$119,815,805

$0

INDIANA *

$54,440,282

$2,280,602

$54,277,323

$2,443,561

IOWA*

$26,645,880

$1,464,690

$28,083,331

$27,239

KANSAS

$24,033,426

$2,222,954

$30,853,941

-$4,597,561

KENTUCKY

$36,901,642

$4,516,638

$41,418,280

$0

LOUISIANA

$39,350,512

$3,552,964

$42,903,476

$0

MAINE

$13,021,803

$1,522,604

$14,533,014

$11,393

MARYLAND*

$47,663,156

$3,888,041

$51,527,784

$23,413

MASSACHUSETTS

$58,589,549

$10,288,130

$25,445,441

$43,432,238

MICHIGAN

$88,535,685

$7,365,333

$71,217,728

$24,683,291

MINNESOTA

$43,962,194

$3,751,576

$50,617,343

-$2,903,574

MISSISSIPPI

$25,152,465

$1,588,892

$26,741,357

$0

MISSOURI

$50,394,880

$4,243,114

$54,088,426

$549,567

MONTANA

$13,028,257

$618,633

$13,979,996

-$333,106

NEBRASKA

$15,442,405

$1,046,167

$16,488,572

$0

NEVADA

$18,155,632

$1,267,999

$18,583,251

$840,380

NEW HAMPSHIRE

$13,021,803

$2,153,686

$9,277,910

$5,897,579

NEW JERSEY

$76,360,392

$5,808,946

$81,696,605

$472,733

NEW MEXICO

$15,599,671

$271,854

$15,871,525

$0

NEW YORK

$172,076,865

$32,970,423

$191,808,173

$13,239,115

NORTH CAROLINA*

$73,421,775

$7,202,871

$76,659,084

$3,965,563

NORTH DAKOTA

$13,028,257

$1,355,227

$13,651,230

$732,254

OHIO

$102,069,874

6307543.4

$108,205,491

$171,926

OKLAHOMA

$30,200,723

3887161.19

$27,407,248

$6,680,636

OREGON

$31,243,106

$3,806,930

$29,733,788

$5,316,247

PENNSYLVANIA

$112,821,809

$16,582,153

$123,275,965

$6,127,997

PUERTO RICO

$5,868,252

$213,086

$4,503,921

$1,577,416

RHODE ISLAND

$13,021,803

$485,182

$13,506,985

$0

SOUTH CAROLINA*

$36,384,617

$905,269

$37,121,805

$168,081

SOUTH DAKOTA

$13,021,803

$2,514,002

$9,961,323

$5,574,482

TENNESSEE

$51,877,745

$6,417,496

$30,493,385

$27,801,856

TEXAS

$180,251,805

$12,381,621

$192,633,426

$0

UTAH*

$18,481,440

$676,642

$18,227,687

$930,395

VERMONT*

$11,596,803

$5,044,174

$5,044,174

$11,596,803

VIRGIN ISLANDS*

$2,319,361

$78,009

$2,084,560

$312,811

VIRGINIA

$64,449,288

$9,472,116

$65,803,673

$8,117,731

WASHINGTON

$52,995,253

$6,481,967

$55,650,678

$3,826,542

WEST VIRGINIA

$17,184,961

$1,155,194

$16,003,733

$2,336,422

WISCONSIN

$48,296,088

$3,538,259

$51,834,347

$0

WYOMING

$13,028,257

$1,070,832

$13,860,108

$238,981

Total

$2,599,982,331

$282,499,139

$2,639,431,943

$243,049,523

 

*Reporting 2015 Expenditures

 

3 Negative balances indicate that States have expended interest earned and State matching funds in addition to spending all Federal funds.

Statewide Voter Registration Systems

States spent Section 251 and Section 101 funds to develop and maintain statewide voter registration systems that comply with HAVA. States reported expenditures of approximately $223 million in HAVA funds on the development and maintenance of these systems between 2003 and 2014. The average amount reported per state was $8.25 million, and the most reported having been spent by a single state was $24.4 million. These expenditures represent 7.5% of funds awarded by EAC under HAVA Sections 251 and 101 Funds.

 

 

HAVA Financing of State Voter Registration Systems

Development and Maintenance 2003-2014

State

Amount

State

Amount

ALABAMA

$4,874,793

MONTANA

$10,106,186

ALASKA

$1,358,580

NEBRASKA

$8,550,392

AMERICAN SAMOA

$111,000

NEVADA

$1,021,858

ARIZONA

$15,007,249

NEW HAMPSHIRE

$2,834,172

ARKANSAS

$15,046,747

NEW JERSEY

$21,746,482

CALIFORNIA

$18,449,576

NEW MEXICO

$749,564

COLORADO

$17,348,265

NEW YORK

$1,063,436

CONNECTICUT

$4,659,180

NORTH CAROLINA

$4,366,048

DELAWARE*

$501,265

NORTH DAKOTA

$2,792,220

DIST. OF COLUMBIA

$2,631,927

OHIO

$10,398,557

FLORIDA

$23,219,930

OKLAHOMA

$5,913,647

GEORGIA

$2,782,175

OREGON

$13,391,512

GUAM

$750,890

PENNSYLVANIA

$11,641,482

HAWAII

Did Not Report

PUERTO RICO

$1,453,028

IDAHO

$9,065,438

RHODE ISLAND

$10,756,287

ILLINOIS

$8,715,196

SOUTH CAROLINA

$3,536,677

INDIANA

$20,129,485

SOUTH DAKOTA

$796,442

IOWA

$4,388,300

TENNESSEE

$769,488

KANSAS

$737,059

TEXAS

$19,135,058

KENTUCKY

$161,796

UTAH

$25,000

LOUISIANA

$9,073,249

VERMONT

$1,919,060

MAINE

$7,796,956

VIRGIN ISLANDS

$208,799

MARYLAND*

$8,761,217

VIRGINIA

$17,755,664

MASSACHUSETTS

$6,911,488

WASHINGTON

$24,466,923.81

MICHIGAN

$1,836,790

WEST VIRGINIA

$4,175,319

MINNESOTA

$12,710,288

WISCONSIN

$15,684,445

MISSISSIPPI

$10,168,037

WYOMING

$4,042,326

MISSOURI

$16,228,849

Total

$223,425,725

 

 

 

Percentage of Federal HAVA Funds   Interest Remaining by State


 
 
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