WSR 11-07-033

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed March 11, 2011, 10:50 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: 2011 legislation, definition of minor political party for purposes of campaign finance laws, ballot materials, PCO elections, certifying elections, and recounts.

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: Changes in state and federal law, litigation, improved clarity in procedures.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Public disclosure commission, federal voting assistance program.

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 Elections, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, (360) 902-4168, katie.blinn@sos.wa.gov.

March 11, 2011

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office