WSR 06-18-005

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed August 23, 2006, 3:40 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Voter registration.

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: United States district court for the western district of Washington issued a preliminary injunction on August 1, 2006, enjoining enforcement of RCW 29A.08.107. Washington Association of Churches, et al. v. Sam Reed, No. C06-0726RSM. These rules implement that preliminary injunction.

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 Pam Floyd, P.O. Box 40232, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-5781, fax (360) 664-2971.

August 23, 2006

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office