1727-S AMH WALJ H2734.1
SHB 1727 - H AMD 1134
By Representative Walsh
On page 1, beginning on line 18, after "election))" strike all material through "(2)" on line 20 and insert "the years specified in this section.
(2) A statewide general election shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in each even-numbered year.
Renumber the remaining subsections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.
On page 3, beginning on line 19, after "in the" strike "((odd-numbered))even-numbered years" and insert "odd-numbered years, except that the governing board of the jurisdiction may choose to hold its general elections in even-numbered years"
On page 3, beginning on line 22, after "(a)" strike all material through "(b)" on line 25
Reletter the remaining subsections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.
On page 4, after line 32, insert the following:
"(6) Whenever, as a result of a jurisdiction choosing to switch its general elections between odd-numbered and even-numbered years as permitted under this section, the term of office of an elected official is scheduled to expire under RCW 29A.60.280 but a general election for that office has not yet been held, the elected official shall continue to serve until a successor is elected and qualified and assumes office in accordance with RCW 29A.60.280.
On page 4, beginning on line 33, strike all of section 3
Renumber the remaining sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.
EFFECT: Removes the requirement for local governments to hold general elections in even-numbered years, and instead permits local governments to choose to hold general elections in even-numbered years. Codifies the instructions for how the act applies to elected officials currently serving when a jurisdiction switches to even-numbered year elections.
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