WSR 09-19-062

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed September 11, 2009, 4:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: A variety of election issues will be addressed, such as recounts, vote by mail, declaration of candidacy, and voters' pamphlet.

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: Clarification is 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 Joanie Deutsch, Policy Analyst, Elections Division, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, (360) 902-4182, jdeutsch@secstate.wa.gov.

September 11, 2009

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office