PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Elections, voter registration, and the initiative and referendum process.
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: To conform WACs to existing election law, facilitate voting by military and overseas voters, and facilitate 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 Katie Blinn, Co-Director of Elections, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, (360) 902-4168, email@example.com.
December 5, 2011
Assistant Secretary of State