WSR 06-11-043

PERMANENT RULES

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed May 10, 2006, 2:46 p.m. , effective June 10, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The rule states that a person who has signed a petition in error may submit a letter to the office of the secretary of state stating the he or she did not intend to the sign the petition.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 434-379-008.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 29A.04.611.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-07-164 on March 22, 2006.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 434-379-008 is amended to state that a person who has signed a petition in error may submit a letter to the office of the secretary of state stating that he or she did not intend to the sign the petition. The secretary must not reduce the total number of signatures submitted.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 9, 2006.

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

OTS-8685.3


NEW SECTION
WAC 434-379-008   Signing a petition in error.   Before the deadline for filing petitions has passed, a person who believes he or she has signed an initiative or referenda petition in error may submit a letter to the secretary stating that he or she did not intend to sign the petition. This letter must be included as part of the public record for the petition. The secretary must not physically remove the person's name from the petition or reduce the total number of signatures submitted.

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