SECRETARY OF STATE
[Filed August 25, 1997, 10:02 a.m.]
Date of Adoption: June 30, 1997.
Purpose: To allow county auditors to be exempted from submitting voter registration signature cards if certain requirements are met.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 20.04.080 and 29.07.120.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-09-099 on April 23, 1997.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
August 25, 1997
Donald F. Whiting
Assistant Secretary of State
WAC 434-24-065 Exemption of transmittal of signature cards to the
secretary of state. Pursuant to the requirements of RCW 29.07.120, a
county auditor shall be exempted from transmitting voter registration
cards required by RCW 29.07.090 and 29.10.100, by providing the secretary
of state access to electronic voter registration and electronic voter
signature information, provided that access to the electronic data shall
meet the specifications defined by the secretary of state and agreed to
by the county auditor through interlocal agreement. If access to the
electronic data is suspended by the county auditor, the county auditor
shall provide a complete alphabetical copy of all voter registration
records in that county. The records shall contain the voter's name, date
of registration, voter registration number, and a facsimile of the
voter's signature. The office of the county auditor shall pay for all
costs incurred by the secretary of state in reestablishing a voter
registration card file system.