PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Signatures that don't match on absentee ballots and erasures on ballots.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 29.04.080.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To standardize and clarify election procedures practices.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Bill Huennekens, Policy Analyst, Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division, P.O. Box 40229, Olympia, WA 98504-0229, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (360) 902-4169, fax (360) 586-5629, TDD 1-800-448-4881.
May 19, 2003
Assistant Secretary of State