Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Certification of election administrators.
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Katie Blinn, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220 , AND RECEIVED BY September 5, 2006.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To allow election administrators to complete their two years of required service within a three year period for purposes of certification.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: More flexibility is needed because of unexpected departures from service.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 29A.04.611.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Office of the secretary of state, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Katie Blinn, Legislative Building, Olympia, (360) 902-4168; Implementation and Enforcement: Sheryl Moss, 520 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-4146.
June 27, 2006
Assistant Secretary of State
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-11-111, filed 5/21/01, effective 6/21/01)
WAC 434-260-220 Certification of election administrators. Election administrators shall become certified upon completion of the following:
(1) Completion of the secretary of state's mandatory orientation course;
(2) Two years((
' continuous)) of service (( as an election
administrator)) during the three-year period immediately prior
to the (( date of a)) request for initial certification;
(3) Taking and passing the open book written test described in WAC 434-260-260;
(4) A minimum of forty hours participation in conferences and workshops involving elections related subjects or subjects approved by the election administration and certification board and sponsored by:
(a) Washington Association of County Auditors;
(b) Secretary of state;
(c) The Elections Center;
(d) Visiting other county election departments for training and/or orientation purposes (maximum four hours);
(e) The Federal Election Commission;
(f) Other national associations related to elections or government administration, approved by the Election Administration and Certification Board; or
(g) Other conferences or courses approved by the Election Administration and Certification Board.
Such training shall be received not more than five years prior to the date of a request for initial certification and shall include at least thirty hours of election-specific training.
(5) A high school diploma or its equivalent.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29.60.020. 01-11-111, § 434-260-220, filed 5/21/01, effective 6/21/01; 99-12-004, § 434-260-220, filed 5/19/99, effective 6/19/99. 98-08-010, recodified as § 434-260-220, filed 3/18/98, effective 3/18/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.60.020. 94-07-018, § 434-60-220, filed 3/8/94, effective 4/8/94.]