SECRETARY OF STATE
[Filed October 14, 1998, 3:51 p.m.]
Date of Adoption: October 14, 1998.
Purpose: Repeal the section requiring that notices be sent to cancelled inactive voters. This procedure is a duplication of notices already sent to these voters and repeal of the section will save the costs of the mailing.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 434-324-105.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 29.04.080.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: Following the 1998 general election, inactive voters will be cancelled for the first time and this repeal is needed to be in place for the first cancellation process.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 1; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
October 14, 1998
Deputy Secretary of State