PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
OFFICE OF THE
SECRETARY OF STATE
[Filed December 14 , 1998, 9:24 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Inspection and enhancement of optical scan ballots, replacement absentee ballots, and notices to canceled inactive voters.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To further define inspection and enhancement of optical scan ballots, set procedures for replacement absentee ballots, and repeal requirement to send cancellation notices to inactive voters.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sheryl Moss, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 40232, Olympia, WA 98504-0232, phone (360) 664-3653, fax (360) 664-3657, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 10, 1998
Donald F. Whiting
Assistant Secretary of State