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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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.
Assistant Secretary of State
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.]