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                                 SENATE BILL 6200



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1992 Regular Session


By Senators Skratek and Metcalf


Read first time 01/21/92.  Referred to Committee on Governmental Operations.Eliminating some requirements for ongoing absentee voter status.

     AN ACT Relating to ongoing absentee voters; amending RCW 29.36.013; and providing an effective date.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 29.36.013 and 1991 c 81 s 30 are each amended to read as follows:

     Any ((disabled)) voter ((or any voter over the age of sixty-five)) may apply, in writing, for status as an ongoing absentee voter.  Each such voter shall be granted that status by his or her county auditor and shall automatically receive an absentee ballot for each ensuing election for which he or she is entitled to vote and need not submit a separate request for each election.  Ballots received from ongoing absentee voters shall be validated, processed, and tabulated in the same manner as other absentee ballots.

     Status as an ongoing absentee voter shall be terminated upon any of the following events:

     (1) The written request of the voter;

     (2) The death or disqualification of the voter;

     (3) The cancellation of the voter's registration record;

     (4) The return of an ongoing absentee ballot as undeliverable; or

     (5) January 1st of each odd‑numbered year.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.      This act shall take effect July 1, 1992.