WSR 16-08-021
[Filed March 29, 2016, 10:10 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 15-24-002.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Elections.
Hearing Location(s): Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division, 520 East Union Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501, on May 10, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 11, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: Sheryl Moss, C & T Program Manager, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 902-4146, by May 9, 2016.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sheryl Moss by May 9, 2016, (360) 902-4146.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Rule changes are necessary to update and clarify procedures.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Updating rules to reflect updated procedures and clarify policies.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 29A.04.611 and 29A.04.620.
Statute Being Implemented: Title 29A RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Office of the secretary of state, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Sheryl Moss, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-4146; and Enforcement: Lori Augino, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-4146.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.
March 25, 2016
Mark Neary
Assistant Secretary of State
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 15-24-001, filed 11/18/15, effective 12/19/15)
WAC 434-219-290 Certification of presidential primary by secretary of state.
County canvassing boards shall certify the results of the presidential primary ((ten)) fourteen days following the primary. The county auditor shall transmit the returns to the secretary of state immediately. Not later than seventeen days following the presidential primary, the secretary of state shall certify the results of the presidential primary and notify the candidates and the chairperson of the national and state committees of each major political party of the votes cast for all candidates listed on the ballot.