WSR 11-24-058

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed December 5, 2011, 3:34 p.m. ]

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, katie.blinn@sos.wa.gov.

December 5, 2011

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office