WSR 06-06-056

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed February 28, 2006, 9:09 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Implementation of voting equipment 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 equipment, such as the removal of digital recording equipment devices from service, and logic and accuracy tests.

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