WSR 05-19-063

PROPOSED RULES

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed September 16, 2005, 2:55 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-14-167.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Official statewide voter registration data base.

Hearing Location(s): Conference Room, 520 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, on October 26, 2005, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 15, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Pam Floyd, P.O. Box 40232, Olympia, WA 98504-0232, e-mail pfloyd@secstate.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6419, by October 25, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact TTY (800) 422-8683.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: State and federal law mandates that a new voter registration system, the official statewide voter registration data base, be implemented by January 1, 2006. All voter registration records will be entered into this system and maintained. It will be screened for felons, deceased voters, and duplicate registrations. Each county will have an election management system that will exchange information with the official statewide voter registration data base. Rules for this exchange of information, entry of information from voter registration applications, and additional procedures are provided.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires all states to develop and maintain a statewide list of registered voters.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 29A.04.611.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 243, Laws of 2005; chapter 267, Laws of 2004.

Rule is necessary because of federal law, Help America Vote Act of 2002, 42 U.S.C. 15301.

Name of Proponent: Office of the Secretary of State, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Tami Neilson, Legislative Building, (360) 902-4182; Implementation and Enforcement: Pam Floyd, 520 Union Avenue, (360) 725-5781.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Changes do not appear to have an impact on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

September 16, 2005

Sam Reed

Secretary of State

OTS-8335.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 434-208-100 Registering to vote -- Nontraditional address.

OTS-8337.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 434-253-024   Contents of poll book of registered voters.   Poll books must be printed utilizing information from the official statewide voter registration data base. The poll book of registered voters must contain the name, residence address, sex, month and day of birth, and county voter registration number of each voter in the precinct, a listing of the districts in which that voter resides, and a designation of the applicable county, legislative district, and precinct, or a ballot code identifying this information. The names must be listed alphabetically by surname. The list must contain a space for each voter to sign his/her name and to verify his/her current address and a space for the inspector or judge to credit the voter with having participated in a particular election. The auditor may eliminate from poll books ongoing absentee voters and voters requesting absentee ballots for that election. If the names of such voters do not appear, the poll book must clearly indicate that the voters are not included on the list.

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OTS-8273.4

Chapter 434-324 WAC

((MAINTENANCE OF VOTER REGISTRATION RECORDS ON ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS)) OFFICIAL STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION DATA BASE


NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-005   Definitions.   As used in this chapter:

(1) "Active status" means a designation assigned to voters with complete voter registration records signifying that the voter is eligible to vote.

(2) "Applicant" means a person who has applied to become a registered voter in the state of Washington.

(3) "Auditor" means "county auditor" and means the county auditor in a noncharter county or the officer in a charter county, irrespective of title, having the overall responsibility to maintain voter registration to conduct state and local elections.

(4) "County election management system" means software used by auditors to manage computer files pertaining to elections and includes, but is not limited to, voter registration records.

(5) "County registration number" means a unique identifier assigned to each registered voter by the auditor.

(6) "Extraction," as used in this chapter, means the creation of an electronic list of specific information from the entire official statewide voter registration data base.

(7) "Late registration absentee ballot" means an absentee ballot cast by a voter who registered pursuant to RCW 29A.08.145 after the close of the regular registration period.

(8) "New county" means a county in Washington state that a registered voter is moving to from another county within Washington state.

(9) "Previous county" means a county in Washington state that a registered voter lived in prior to moving to a new county.

(10) "Pending status" means a voter registration record is not yet complete, and the applicant is not yet a registered voter.

(11) "Pending cancellation" means the registered voter's registration record will be canceled within a specified amount of time and he or she is not eligible to vote.

(12) "Registered voter" means any elector who has completed the statutory registration procedures established by Title 29A RCW.

(13) "Secretary" means secretary of state or any other person authorized by the secretary of state to act in his or her behalf.

(14) "State registration number" means a unique identifier assigned to each registered voter by the state, pursuant to RCW 29A.08.651.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-008   Review of county election management systems.   (1) Each auditor must notify the secretary of the intent to purchase or install a new county election management system. The county election management system must be approved by the secretary to ensure it meets the technical specifications promulgated by the secretary to interface with the official statewide voter registration data base. This approval must be obtained prior to the purchase or installation of the system.

(2) A county election management system must have the capability to:

(a) Store information required in WAC 434-324-010;

(b) Generate a list of registered voters in a county and their registration statuses;

(c) Track information specific to single elections, including the issuance and return of vote by mail and absentee ballots;

(d) Scan voter registration forms; and

(e) Store and provide access to images of signatures of registered voters.

(3) A county's election management system must conform to all of the requirements of state law and of these regulations, and if it does not, the secretary must notify the auditor of the nature of the nonconformity. The auditor must correct the nonconforming aspects of the county election management system and provide to the secretary such evidence of the change or changes in the system as that office may deem appropriate.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-21-045, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97)

WAC 434-324-010   ((Contents of computer file of registered voters.)) County election management system -- Applications for voter registration.   ((Records containing the following information shall be maintained on each registered voter in the computer file: Name, address, registration number, sex, date of birth, date of registration, applicable district and precinct codes, and up to five dates upon which the individual has voted since establishing that registration record. The county may)) (1) Each auditor must enter and maintain voter registration records in a county election management system. Each record must contain at least the following information:

(a) Name;

(b) Complete residential address;

(c) Mailing address;

(d) County registration number;

(e) State registration number;

(f) Sex;

(g) Date of birth;

(h) Date of registration;

(i) Applicable district and precinct codes;

(j) Five dates upon which the individual has voted since establishing that registration record, if available;

(k) Washington state driver license number, Washington state identification card number, or the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number if he or she does not have a Washington state driver license or Washington state identification card; and

(l) A scanned image file (format .tiff) of the applicant's signature.

(2) The auditor may also assign numeric or alphabetic codes for city names in order to facilitate economical storage of the voter's address.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 97-21-045, recodified as 434-324-010, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97; Order 74-4, 434-24-010, filed 6/3/74; Order 6, 434-24-010, filed 3/3/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-21-045, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97)

WAC 434-324-020   County codes.   All ((counties)) auditors shall use the following system of two character codes for designating the county in which the voter is registered:


Adams -AD Lewis - LE
Asotin - AS Lincoln - LI
Benton - BE Mason -MA
Chelan - CH Okanogan - OK
Clallam -CM Pacific - PA
Clark - CR Pend Oreille - PE
Columbia - CU Pierce - PI
Cowlitz - CZ San Juan - SJ
Douglas - DG Skagit - SK
Ferry - FE Skamania -SM
Franklin - FR Snohomish - SN
Garfield - GA Spokane - SP
Grant - GR Stevens - ST
Grays Harbor - GY Thurston - TH
Island - IS Wahkiakum -WK
Jefferson - JE Walla Walla -WL
King - KI Whatcom -WM
Kitsap - KP Whitman -WT
Kittitas - KS Yakima - YA
Klickitat - KT

[Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 97-21-045, recodified as 434-324-020, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97; Order 74-4, 434-24-020, filed 6/3/74; Order 6, 434-24-020, filed 3/3/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-03-033, filed 1/13/98, effective 2/13/98)

WAC 434-324-035   Maintenance of recent voting record.   After each primary or election, a date ((shall)) must be entered in the voter registration record of each individual who cast a proper ballot at that election((, either at the polling place or by absentee)). In the case of each individual record, the five most recent of such dates shall be retained in that record: Provided, That if the voter has not voted at least five times since establishing his current registration record, only the available dates ((shall)) must be recorded. If there are already five such dates being maintained in a given record, the least recent date ((shall)) must be deleted at the time that any new date is added to that record.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 98-03-033, 434-324-035, filed 1/13/98, effective 2/13/98; 97-21-045, recodified as 434-324-035, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97; Order 74-4, 434-24-035, filed 6/3/74.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-040   Data transfer to secretary and registration status.   (1) Following entry into the county election management system, all information in the application for voter registration must be transferred electronically to the secretary for identity verification, outlined in RCW 29A.08.107. The application for voter registration must remain in the county election management system in pending status until the applicant's identity has been verified.

(2) Once the secretary has verified the applicant's identity pursuant to RCW 29A.08.107, the secretary must assign a state identification number, and the auditor must change the voter's registration code in the county election management system from pending status to active. If the applicant's identity has not been verified, the secretary must notify the auditor accordingly.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-055   Duplicate voter registration search conducted by secretary.   Upon receipt of an applicant's electronic voter registration record from the auditor, and on a quarterly basis pursuant to WAC 434-324-113(3), the secretary must search for potential duplicate registration records in the official statewide voter registration data base, required in RCW 29A.08.651, by comparing the applicant's name and date of birth or other identifying information provided by the applicant on the voter registration form. Pursuant to RCW 29A.08.107, if a potential duplicate is identified, the secretary must work with the auditor to determine if the registration record is a transfer, update, or duplicate. If a voter is transferring his or her registration to a new county or if any other information on the application has changed, the secretary must update the registration record pursuant to RCW 29A.08.107(4). A duplicate registration record must not be entered as a new registration record.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-075   Transfer of voter registration record to another county -- New voter registration application.   Up until thirty days prior to a primary, special election, or general election, a registered voter moving to a different county within Washington state may transfer his or her registration record by completing and submitting a new application for voter registration to the new county's auditor pursuant to RCW 29A.08.420. Upon receipt, the auditor must process the application for voter registration in the same manner as all other applications for voter registration pursuant to WAC 434-324-010.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-15-089, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04)

WAC 434-324-085   Notice of new registration or transfer.   ((Whenever an individual)) (1) The auditor, or in the case of a transfer from one county to another, the new auditor, must send notification to an individual by nonforwardable, address correction requested mail if an individual:

(a) Registers to vote ((or));

(b) Transfers his/her registration record ((pursuant to RCW 29A.08.530 or whenever a change in precinct boundaries requires that the existing record of a voter be moved)) within the county;

(c) Transfers his or her registration record from another county within Washington state; or

(d) Changes from one precinct to another ((or be placed in a new precinct, the county auditor shall notify by nonforwardable, address correction requested mail, the individual or voter of such new registration, transfer, or change of precinct boundary acknowledging)) because of a change in precinct boundaries.

(2) The notice must acknowledge that the request of the individual or voter with respect to his or her record has been processed, if received. Such notices and acknowledgment ((shall)) must be provided on a form containing the following information:

((The)) (a) Voter's full name((,));

(b) Mailing address((,));

(c) County name((,));

(d) Precinct name and/or number((, voter ID));

(e) State registration number((,));

(f) The date the voter registered; and

(g) A signature line for the voter.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.610. 04-15-089, 434-324-085, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 98-03-033, 434-324-085, filed 1/13/98, effective 2/13/98; 97-21-045, recodified as 434-324-085, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97; Order 74-4, 434-24-085, filed 6/3/74.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-087   Late transfer of voter registration record to another county -- Issuance of late registration absentee ballot.   If a registered voter transfers his or her registration late, as outlined in RCW 29A.08.145, the new auditor must issue the voter a late registration absentee ballot and envelope for the next primary, special election, or general election. The late registration absentee ballot must not be counted until it is confirmed that it is a valid ballot.

A late registration absentee ballot must be issued in a specially marked envelope along with an instructional notice. The notice must explain why a late registration absentee ballot is being issued, that the enclosed ballot is the correct ballot for the voter to cast, and that no other ballot submitted by the voter for that same primary, special election, or general election will be counted. The auditor's contact information must be included, and it must be stated that the voter may call the auditor regarding questions. The previous county must promptly flag the voter's registration so any returned absentee ballots will not be counted.

If a new county receives a late registration absentee ballot, it must contact the previous county to ensure it did not receive an absentee ballot from the same voter.

(1) If the previous county does not receive an absentee or vote by mail ballot from the voter, the late registration absentee ballot received by the new county must be counted. Any subsequent ballot returned to the previous county must not be counted.

(2) If the previous county receives an absentee or vote by mail ballot from the voter whose registration has been canceled in accordance with this section, it must contact the new county. If the late registration absentee ballot was not returned to the new county, the previous county must send the absentee ballot to the new county, and the new county must count only races applicable to that county.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-090   Cancellation due to death -- Process and notification.   (1) An auditor must cancel the voter registration records of a deceased voter when authorized to do so by RCW 29A.08.510.

(2) In addition to comparing a list of deceased persons prepared by the registrar of vital statistics with voter registration records pursuant to RCW 29A.08.510, the secretary may also compare voter registration records with deceased persons information from the Social Security Administration. For any potential matches identified through the registrar of vital statistics or Social Security Administration, the secretary must confirm that the dates of birth on the records being compared are identical. The secretary must generate a list of matching names, identified as potentially deceased voters, and deliver it to the auditor electronically. An auditor with a potential deceased voter in his or her county must review the list within five days and approve or reject the proposed cancellations. Upon the sixth day, if the auditor has failed to approve or reject the proposed cancellations, the official statewide voter registration data base must automatically send notification to the county to cancel the appropriate registrations.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-15-089, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04)

WAC 434-324-095   Cancellation due to death -- Forms to cancel voter registration.   Pursuant to RCW 29A.08.510, the ((county)) auditor ((shall)) must maintain a supply of, furnish to the public upon request, and include in the supplies sent to each precinct for use by the precinct election officials, forms for the purpose of permitting registered voters to request that the voter registration record of any person, whom they personally know to be deceased, be cancelled.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.610. 04-15-089, 434-324-095, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 98-03-033, 434-324-095, filed 1/13/98, effective 2/13/98; 97-21-045, recodified as 434-324-095, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97; Order 74-4, 434-24-095, filed 6/3/74.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-100   Felony conviction -- Cancellation by auditors.   Upon receiving official notice of a person's conviction of a felony as outlined in RCW 29A.08.520, the auditor for the county in which the named potential felon resides must search his or her county election management system to determine whether the potential felon named in the official notice is a registered voter. If the auditor finds a match, he or she must confirm that the first name, last name, and date of birth on the official notice match the voter registration record before canceling the potential felon's voter registration. After canceling a potential felon's voter registration, the auditor must send a cancellation notice to the potential felon using the last known address and send notification to the secretary through the county election management system.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-106   Felony conviction -- Secretary's quarterly comparisons and pending cancellation notifications.   Once a quarter, the secretary must perform comparisons with the Washington state patrol, the office of the administrator for the courts, and other appropriate state agencies, as authorized in RCW 29A.08.520 to search for registration records of potential felons. When a primary, special election, or general election is planned, the quarterly comparison must be performed prior to the first extraction or pull of absentee ballots. The secretary must create a list of matches by confirming that the first name, last name, and date of birth match. This list must be compared to information provided by the administrator of the court and the clemency board data base to identify felons who have certificates of discharge on file for all causes and gubernatorial pardons.

(1) The secretary must not cancel the voter registration records of persons with a discharge on file for all causes or gubernatorial pardons but must flag the voter registration records to prevent future cancellation based on these previous felon convictions.

(2) When a matched potential felon has not been issued a certificate of discharge or a gubernatorial pardon, the secretary or auditor must change the voter's registration status to "pending cancellation." This change of status must be entered prior to the first extraction or pull of absentee ballots. The official statewide voter registration data base must automatically notify the county election management system of the change. Voters with pending cancellation status must not be included in the poll book and must not receive an absentee ballot.

The secretary must mail a notification letter to potential felons whose status is pending cancellation. In addition to sending a copy of the notification letter to the auditor, the secretary must also send notification of the voter's pending cancellation status to the auditor through the election management system. The notification letter must be sent to the potential felon's last known address indicating that his or her voter registration is about to be canceled. The form must contain language notifying the voter that if the pending cancellation status was assigned in error, he or she may contact his or her auditor's office to reconcile the error. As outlined in RCW 29A.08.520, the form must also provide information on how a person may have his or her voting rights reinstated, as well as how to register to vote after his or her rights have been reinstated. The notification letter must contain substantially the following language:


Dear . . . . . . . ,


According to the Washington state Constitution, a person who has been convicted of a felony is disqualified from voting until the right has been restored. State law requires that the right be restored only after all conditions of all felony sentences have been fulfilled, or by a certificate of restoration issued by the governor.


Based on name and date of birth information maintained in state voter registration records and felony conviction records, you have been found ineligible to vote due to a felony conviction. Your voter registration is pending cancellation. If you would like to dispute this finding, you must contact the . . . . . . . . county auditor's office within twenty days of the postmark on the envelope:


Address

Address

Phone number

E-mail address


If you do not dispute this finding within twenty days, your voter registration must be canceled.


Voting before the right is restored is a class C felony (RCW 29A.84.660). The right to vote may be restored by:

1. A certificate of discharge, issued by the sentencing court (RCW 9.94A.637);

2. A court order restoring civil right, issued by the sentencing court (RCW 9.92.066);

3. A final order of discharge, issued by the indeterminate sentence review board (RCW 9.96.050); or

4. A certificate of restoration, issued by the governor (RCW 9.96.020).


Further information about how to get the right to vote restored may be found at www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/restoring.aspx.

Sincerely,


. . . . . . . . Secretary of State


If the potential felon has neglected to contact his or her auditor after the twentieth day, the potential felon's voter registration must be canceled.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-111   Voluntary cancellation of one's own voter registration.   A voter may cancel his or her own voter registration by submitting a signed written notification to the auditor for the county in which he or she is registered to vote. Prior to cancellation of such a registration record, the auditor must ensure the signature on the notification matches the signature in the voter registration file by utilizing criteria outlined in WAC 434-379-020.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-113   Voter registration list maintenance.   (1) Each even-numbered year, maintenance of the voter registration list, as required by RCW 29A.08.605, must be completed ninety days prior to the date of the primary in that year. The voter registration list maintenance program is complete upon mailing the required notices. Counties may also run the voter registration list maintenance program in odd-numbered years as well.

(2) Should the secretary enter into one or more contracts with the United States Postal Service or its licensee, the secretary must check the official statewide voter registration data base against the United States Postal Service's records twice a year and send each auditor an electronic copy of all changes of address for his or her county, a paper copy of such information, or both an electronic and paper copy. Auditors may use the change of address list from the secretary to satisfy the requirements for voter registration list maintenance.

(3) In addition to conducting quarterly comparisons to identify felons as required in WAC 434-324-106, the secretary must search the official statewide voter registration data base on a quarterly basis to ensure there are no duplicate voter registration records or deceased voter registration records maintained. Duplicate voter registration records must be processed in accordance with WAC 434-324-050, felon registration records in accordance with WAC 434-324-106, and deceased voter registration records in accordance with WAC 434-324-090.

(4) If, at any time, the secretary finds that a registered voter does not possess the qualifications required by state law to exercise his or her right to vote for reasons not listed in this chapter, the secretary must refer such information to the appropriate county auditor for a voter registration challenge. The county prosecutor must be copied on the notification.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-118   Data auditing of county voter election management system with the official statewide voter registration data base.   Each auditor must perform data audits of its county election management system to ensure all of its data matches data in the official statewide voter registration data base. The data audits must be performed on a periodic basis and must be performed within a reasonable amount of time prior to an election.

During data auditing, the auditor must transfer voter registration records from the county election management system to the official statewide voter registration data base for verification of voter status. The official statewide voter registration data base must verify that the voter status provided by the county election management system matches the voter status in the official statewide voter registration data base. Upon completion of this verification process, the voter's registration status is either:

(1) Confirmed, and the county is authorized to issue a ballot to the voter; or

(2) Denied because the official statewide voter registration data base indicates the voter's registration record is in pending or canceled status. The auditor must update the county election management system with the appropriate voter status. The voter is not authorized to vote.

In addition, the county election management system must update the statewide voter registration data base with the appropriate voter information.

In the event a data audit is in question for a voter registration or a system error, the auditor may process a manual override to allow the voter to vote. Any manual override must be logged to ensure accountability. The secretary must be notified of any manual overrides.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-15-089, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04)

WAC 434-324-130   Contents of list of registered voters for the public.   Pursuant to the provisions of RCW 29A.08.710, 29A.08.720 and 29A.08.740, the ((county)) auditor ((shall)) must furnish to any person, upon request, current lists of registered voters at actual reproduction cost. The ((county)) auditor ((shall)) must, upon request, select names and addresses from the voter registration records on the basis of the precinct code, the district code, date of registration, or voting history of each individual voter in that portion of the voter registration file. Such lists may contain ((any)) the information ((maintained on the computer file except the date of birth of)) prescribed in RCW 29A.08.710 each registered voter and may be in the form of computer printouts, ((computer-prepared labels,)) microfilm duplicates, or ((magnetic tape)) electronic media copies of such information. Such voter registration lists ((shall)) must be used only for political purposes; commercial use of this information ((shall be)) is punishable as provided in RCW 29A.08.740 as now or hereafter amended.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.610. 04-15-089, 434-324-130, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 98-03-033, 434-324-130, filed 1/13/98, effective 2/13/98; 97-21-045, recodified as 434-324-130, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97; Order 74-4, 434-24-130, filed 6/3/74; Order 6, filed 3/3/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-15-089, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04)

WAC 434-324-140   Requests for list of registered voters.   The ((county)) auditor ((shall)) may require each person who requests a list of registered voters under the authority of RCW 29A.08.720 and WAC 434-324-130 to sign a request on a form ((substantially similar to the sample included below)) which includes penalty requirements as set forth in RCW 29A.08.720 and 29A.08.740.

((REQUEST FOR LIST OF REGISTERED VOTERS

County Auditor Date

I request a listing of registered voters for the following precinct and/or taxing districts:

computer printed list
mailing labels
magnetic tape
I understand that the County Auditor is required by law to furnish copies of current registration lists of registered voters in his possession to any person, upon request, PROVIDED: That such lists be used only for political purposes and shall not be used for commercial purposes. (RCW 29A.08.720)
I further understand that any violation of RCW 29A.08.720 relating to the use of lists of registered voters is a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for a period of not more than five years or a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment, in addition to possible civil penalties.
(Name of Requester (please print) (Witness)))
(Address) (Approved by)
(Signature)))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.610. 04-15-089, 434-324-140, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 97-21-045, recodified as 434-324-140, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97; Order 74-4, 434-24-140, filed 6/3/74. Formerly WAC 434-24-130.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 434-324-150   Retaining voter registration records.   On an annual basis, the secretary must copy all voter registration records after the general election. By December 31st of each year, the secretary must transfer the copy to the state archives division for permanent retention.

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REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 434-324-015 Uniform control number.
WAC 434-324-025 Precinct codes.
WAC 434-324-030 Taxing district codes.
WAC 434-324-050 Basic voter registration form.
WAC 434-324-060 Transmittal of signature cards to the secretary of state.
WAC 434-324-065 Exemption of transmittal of signature cards to the secretary of state.
WAC 434-324-110 Transmittal of cancellations to the secretary of state.
WAC 434-324-120 Contents of precinct list of registered voters.
WAC 434-324-160 Review of automated voter registration systems.

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