WSR 06-15-122

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed July 19, 2006, 9:18 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Voting systems, initiatives and referenda, ballot drop boxes, and other miscellaneous provisions.

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: Clarification is needed, which will provide uniform procedures for the entire state.

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, Elections Division, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, kblinn@secstate.wa.gov, (360) 902-4168.

July 19, 2006

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office