Hand Counting Estimator for Same Day Election Results
Jurisdiction
Election Type/Date
Enter Shift and Team Preferences
Same Day Results based on Averages
Enter # of persons on each hand count team
# Individual Counters needed, unless some work more than 1 shift
Enter preferred # hours for shiftlength of teams
# of teams/shifts to cover
Enter estimate of # of ballots to be counted per hour
Average # hours to complete *IF* only one team used to count ballots at each location
Anticipated # ballots to be cast (based on historical voter turnout averages)
# Counting Locations (ie., polling places, precincts, etc.)
How are there enough people to count the ballots?
Enter # of Registered Voters in Jurisdiction
%
Percentage of registered voters needed to hand count the election
Enter Hourly Rate
Labor Cost Estimate based on Average
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Enter hourly rate paid to hand counters
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Labor Cost for Hand Counters (based on per ballot cast cost below)
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Estimated cost per ballot cast for hand counting expenses (other than labor)
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Labor Cost for Hand Counters per Ballot Cast
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Precincts or Polling Places may be renamed or reorganized in different years. The yeartoyear data on the following pages may not represent the same polling place or precinct.
Ballots Cast and Suggested Schedule of Teams/Shifts (T/S)
< 100
1 T/S regardless of ballotperhour estimate
101  200
1 T/S regardless of ballotperhour estimate
201  400
2 T/S @ 50 ballots/hr; 1 T/S @ 100 ballots/hr
401  800
Up to 4 T/S @ 50 ballots/hr; 2 T/S @ 100 ballots/hr
> 800
Same as above + 1 T/S for every addl 200 ballots cast
Schedule multiple teams to double, triple, quadruple, etc., # of ballots counted per hour based on polling place averages on the following pages.
Enter locations where ballots are cast (ie., polling place, precinct)

Enter Ballots Cast per Election 

Similar Elections in previous years  


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Average # Ballots Cast at Location

100
Ballots per HR

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Hour Shifts

0
PPL/team

Hours to Count  # Shifts  # Counters  
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4Person Counting Team Schematic
Estimated Square Footage Needed
80 sq.ft. per Counting Team using a single 8ft x 3ft table
100 sq.ft. per Counting Team using a two 8ft x 3ft tables pushed together
Room Size Examples
600 sq. ft
Room that is 20 feet by 30 feet
1,600 sq. ft
Room that is 40 feet by 40 feet
3,200 sq. ft
Room that is 80 feet by 40 feet
5,000 sq. ft
Room that is 100 feet by 50 feet
7,200 sq. ft
Room that is 120 feet by 60 feet