WSR 04-08-053

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed April 2, 2004, 8:24 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Ballot reconciliation, absentee ballot procedures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 29.04.210, 29.36.150.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Defining procedures, for county auditors and county canvassing boards, for auditing election results and absentee ballot processing.

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, Certification and Training Manager, or Pam Floyd, Voter Services Manager, at P.O. Box 40232, Olympia, WA, phone (360) 902-4180, fax (360) 664-4619.

April 1, 2004

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office