WSR 08-14-161

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed July 2, 2008, 8:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Voting systems, voter registration, voters' pamphlet, and other election-related issues.

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: The rules will update the process for certifying a voting system, update the requirements for maintaining the security of a voting system, update voter registration procedures, and update the submission process for candidate and committee statements that appear in the state voters' pamphlet. These rules are intended to take effect after the 2008 general election.

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

July 2, 2008

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office