Purpose: To provide additional avenues for maintaining election administrator certification.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 434-260-300.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 29A.04.630.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-01-207 on December 21, 2004.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: February 25, 2005.
Assistant Secretary of State
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-11-111, filed 5/21/01, effective 6/21/01)
WAC 434-260-300 Maintaining certification as an election administrator. After attaining initial certification the election administrator is responsible for maintaining his or her certification. Maintenance of certification shall consist of:
(1) Continuous service as an election administrator during the year for which maintenance is required;
(2) Participation in an annual minimum of eighteen hours of continuing education, at least six hours of which shall be on election-specific training. This training may be received at any election oriented workshop or conference sponsored by any of the organizations listed in WAC 434-260-220. In addition to receiving credit for participation in election workshops or conferences, election administrators may also receive a maximum of two hours for visiting other county election departments for training purposes and for any other training approved by the elections administration and certification board. A maximum of six hours, of the eighteen required, may be derived from a surplus of hours earned in the previous year.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29.60.020. 01-11-111, § 434-260-300, filed 5/21/01, effective 6/21/01; 99-12-004, § 434-260-300, filed 5/19/99, effective 6/19/99. 98-08-010, recodified as § 434-260-300, filed 3/18/98, effective 3/18/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.60.020. 94-07-018, § 434-60-300, filed 3/8/94, effective 4/8/94.]