Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

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Electoral Services

Programs targeted to deliver open and free elections within the Commonwealth.


Campaign Financing Oversight For the purpose of ensuring compliance with campaign finance law by administering and overseeing the distribution of public funds to statewide candidates.
Election Oversight For the purpose of ensuring state and local elections for public offices are open to all citizens and free of corruption or impediments; oversight responsibilities include ballot review and registration, voting equipment and technology evaluation, and election planning.
Voting Services For the purpose of providing voter services to all citizens of the Commonwealth through voter registration, distribution of voter information, provision of voting equipment, and certification of election results.
Anti-Discrimination Protection and Enforcement For the purpose of providing advocacy, capacity building and systemic change activities that enforce anti-discrimination policies and laws.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Discrimination Prevention For the purpose of supporting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) initiatives to end discrimination and promote equality including anti-bullying programming at schools throughout the Commonwealth.
Independent Ombudsman for Vocational Rehabilitation Services For the purpose of protecting and promoting the rights of individuals with disabilities to receive vocational rehabilitation services that lead to gainful employment, including providing an external ombudsman role required as a condition for receipt of federal vocational rehabilitation funds.
Women's Discrimination Prevention For the purpose of providing an effective voice for women across the Commonwealth to promote full equality and equal opportunity in all areas of life.

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