WSR 06-18-103

PERMANENT RULES

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed September 6, 2006, 10:23 a.m. , effective October 7, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: To allow election administrators to complete their two years of required service within a three-year period for purposes of certification.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 434-260-220.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 29A.04.611.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-14-045 on June 28, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 5, 2006.

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

OTS-8995.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-11-111, filed 5/21/01, effective 6/21/01)

WAC 434-260-220   Certification of election administrators.   Election administrators shall become certified upon completion of the following:

(1) Completion of the secretary of state's mandatory orientation course;

(2) Two years((' continuous)) of service ((as an election administrator)) during the three-year period immediately prior to the ((date of a)) request for initial certification;

(3) Taking and passing the open book written test described in WAC 434-260-260;

(4) A minimum of forty hours participation in conferences and workshops involving elections related subjects or subjects approved by the election administration and certification board and sponsored by:

(a) Washington Association of County Auditors;

(b) Secretary of state;

(c) The Elections Center;

(d) Visiting other county election departments for training and/or orientation purposes (maximum four hours);

(e) The Federal Election Commission;

(f) Other national associations related to elections or government administration, approved by the Election Administration and Certification Board; or

(g) Other conferences or courses approved by the Election Administration and Certification Board.

Such training shall be received not more than five years prior to the date of a request for initial certification and shall include at least thirty hours of election-specific training.

(5) A high school diploma or its equivalent.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 29.60.020. 01-11-111, 434-260-220, filed 5/21/01, effective 6/21/01; 99-12-004, 434-260-220, filed 5/19/99, effective 6/19/99. 98-08-010, recodified as 434-260-220, filed 3/18/98, effective 3/18/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.60.020. 94-07-018, 434-60-220, filed 3/8/94, effective 4/8/94.]

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