WSR 05-14-166

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed July 6, 2005, 10:34 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Voter verified paper audit trail.

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: Chapter 242, Laws of 2005, requires that beginning January 1, 2006, all voting devices must produce a paper record and a percentage of direct recording electronic voting devices be audited.

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, (360) 725-5783.

July 6, 2005

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office