WSR 02-10-054

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed April 25, 2002, 2:20 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Election review process and certification of election administrators.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 29.60.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify the timelines for issuance of various election review reports, update confusing language, and delete out of date provisions.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: We will coordinate with the certification and training board on adopting these rules.

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 Bill Huennekens, Policy Analyst, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 40229, Olympia, WA 98504-0229, phone (360) 902-4169, fax (360) 586-5629.

April 24, 2002

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office