WSR 06-06-055

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed February 28, 2006, 9:08 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Implementation of vote by mail rules.

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 outline procedures regarding voting by mail, such as providing notice of ballot drop site locations, issuing absentee ballots, and voters who have already deposited a ballot at a drop site.

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 Sheryl Moss, P.O. Box 40232, Olympia, WA 98504-0232, e-mail smoss@secstate.wa.gov, phone (360) 902-4146, fax (360) 664-6419.

February 28, 2006

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office