Bureau of Elections - 231-0235-19

Description of Agency

The Bureau of Elections (BOE) was established to assist with the administration of the Secretary of State’s election-related duties and responsibilities. BOE maintains the State’s Qualified Voter File (QVF), which is the complete list of 7.5 million registered voters in Michigan. BOE offers guidance and develops and provides training to the 1,603 county, city, and township clerks who independently administer elections under their jurisdiction. BOE also administers the State’s campaign finance, lobbyist, and casino disclosure laws, which help to ensure the transparency of the State’s election process. In fiscal year 2018, BOE expended $24.6 million.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the sufficiency of BOE’s efforts to maintain the integrity of the QVF.

  2. To assess the effectiveness of selected application access controls over the QVF Refresh system.

  3. To assess the sufficiency of BOE’s efforts to establish and provide training to county, city, and township officials who are responsible for conducting elections.

  4. To assess the sufficiency of BOE’s efforts to comply with the requirements of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act; the Lobbyists, Lobbying Agents, and Lobbying Activities Act; and the Casino Interest Registration Act.


Estimated Release Date: December 2019

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