WSR 07-12-033

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed May 30, 2007, 3:09 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: A variety of topics, including redistricting, candidates, voting equipment, polling places, and issues related to bills that passed in 2007.

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: Additional rules regarding a number of issues are needed for upcoming elections.

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 Tami Neilson, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, (360) 902-4182.

May 30, 2007

Sam Reed

Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office