PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Voting systems.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 29A.04.611.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules regarding the storing of source codes and voter verified paper audit trail printers will provide clarification and further direction to county auditors. Additionally, many of the provisions of WSR 05-21-138, an emergency rule, filed on October 19, 2005, will be filed as permanent rules.
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 Paul Miller, Elections Division, P.O. Box 40237, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-5783, fax (360) 664-4619.
January 17, 2006