WSR 06-06-053

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed February 28, 2006, 9:06 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Implementation of 2006 elections legislation and miscellaneous procedures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 29A.04.611.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rules will further implement laws passed by the 2006 legislature. Additional miscellaneous provisions will be adopted, such as requiring inspectors to return poll books with election supplies, processing voter registration transfers and cancellations, and requiring auditors to respond to election review reports.

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 Tami Neilson, Policy Analyst, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, phone (360) 902-4182, fax (360) 586-5629, tneilson@secstate.wa.gov.

February 28, 2006

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office