WSR 07-22-030

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed October 29, 2007, 12:30 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Cycle 5 Rules of 2007 will address a variety of topics, such the voters' pamphlet, forwarding ballots, and the HAVA complaint process.

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 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.

October 29, 2007

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office