WSR 05-07-013

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed March 7, 2005, 9:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Poll site supplies and provisional ballots.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 29A.04.610.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Help America Vote Act requires the HAVA information poster to be posted at each poll site. We'd like to tighten up ballot security for provisional ballots and ensure consistent procedures in all counties.

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 Amber Cervantes, Certification and Training Program Coordinator, P.O. Box 40232, Olympia, WA 98504-0232, phone (360) 902-4165, fax (360) 664-4619, acervantes@secstate.wa.gov.

March 3, 2005

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office