WSR 07-01-103

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed December 19, 2006, 2:50 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: A variety of election issues will be addressed, such as recounts, vote by mail, ballots, and filing fee petitions.

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: Clarification is needed for upcoming elections.

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 Tami Neilson, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, (360) 902-4182.

December 19, 2006

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office