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The voters' pamphlet published or distributed under RCW 29A.32.010 must contain:
(1) Information about each measure for an advisory vote of the people and each ballot measure initiated by or referred to the voters for their approval or rejection as required by RCW 29A.32.070;
(2) In even-numbered years, statements, if submitted, from candidates for the office of president and vice president of the United States, United States senator, United States representative, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor, attorney general, commissioner of public lands, superintendent of public instruction, insurance commissioner, state senator, state representative, justice of the supreme court, judge of the court of appeals, or judge of the superior court. Candidates may also submit campaign contact information and a photograph not more than five years old in a format that the secretary of state determines to be suitable for reproduction in the voters' pamphlet;
(3) In odd-numbered years, if any office voted upon statewide appears on the ballot due to a vacancy, then statements and photographs for candidates for any vacant office listed in subsection (2) of this section must appear;
(4) Contact information for the public disclosure commission established under RCW 42.17A.100, including the following statement: "For a list of the people and organizations that donated to state and local candidates and ballot measure campaigns, visit www.pdc.wa.gov." The statement must be placed in a prominent position, such as on the cover or on the first two pages of the voters' pamphlet. The secretary of state may substitute such language as is necessary for accuracy and clarity and consistent with the intent of this section;
(5) Contact information for major political parties;
(6) A brief statement explaining the deletion and addition of language for proposed measures under RCW 29A.32.080; and
(7) Any additional information pertaining to elections as may be required by law or in the judgment of the secretary of state is deemed informative to the voters.
[ 2013 c 283 § 2; (2018 c 112 § 5 expired January 1, 2019); 2011 c 60 § 13; 2009 c 415 § 2; 2008 c 1 § 12 (Initiative Measure No. 960, approved November 6, 2007); 2004 c 271 § 121.]

NOTES:

Expiration date2018 c 112 § 5: "Section 5 of this act expires January 1, 2019." [ 2018 c 112 § 7.]
FindingsIntent2013 c 283: "(1) The legislature finds that the voters of the state of Washington have overwhelmingly affirmed the public's right to know about the financing of political activity. Recognizing that Initiative 276, which created the public disclosure commission and serves as the foundation of Washington's disclosure and campaign finance laws, was approved with over seventy-two percent of voters in support, the legislature also finds that maintaining the tradition of transparency in campaigns and political activities in the state of Washington is a top priority for citizens throughout Washington state.
(2) Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature to increase transparency and ensure that voters be provided easy access to accurate information about the sources of money supporting or opposing candidates and ballot measures by printing the public disclosure commission's web site on voters' pamphlets and ballots for each primary and general election." [ 2013 c 283 § 1.]
Effective date2011 c 60: See RCW 42.17A.919.
FindingsIntentConstructionSeverabilitySubheadings and part headings not lawShort titleEffective date2008 c 1 (Initiative Measure No. 960): See notes following RCW 43.135.031.
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