WSR 07-04-086

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed February 5, 2007, 4:02 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: A variety of topics, including recounts, signature verification, motor voter, election reports, and voter intent.

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: Additional rules regarding a number of issues, including recounts, signature verification, motor voter, election report, and voter intent are needed for upcoming elections.

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, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, (360) 902-4182.

February 5, 2006

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office