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PDFWAC 390-17-405

Volunteer services.

(1) In accordance with RCW 42.17A.005 (16)(b)(vi), an individual may perform services or labor for a candidate or political committee without it constituting a contribution, so long as the individual is not compensated by any person for the services or labor rendered and the services are of the kind commonly performed by volunteer campaign workers. These commonly performed services include:
(a) Office staffing;
(b) Doorbelling or leaflet drops;
(c) Mail handling (folding, stuffing, sorting and postal preparation, processing emails to and from the campaign);
(d) Political or fund-raising event staffing;
(e) Telephone bank activity (conducting voter identification, surveys or polling, and get-out-the-vote campaigns);
(f) Construction and placement of yard signs, hand-held signs or in-door signs;
(g) Acting as a driver for candidate or candidate or committee staff;
(h) Scheduling of campaign appointments and events;
(i) Transporting voters to polling places on election day;
(j) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, preparing campaign disclosure reports required by chapter 42.17A RCW and otherwise helping to ensure compliance with state election or public disclosure laws;
(k) Campaign consulting and management services, polling and survey design, public relations and advertising (including online advertising), or fund-raising performed by any individual, so long as the individual does not ordinarily charge a fee or receive compensation for providing the service;
(l) Creating, designing, posting to and maintaining a candidate or political committee's official campaign website or online forum, so long as the individual does not ordinarily charge a fee or receive compensation for providing the service; and
(m) All similar activities as determined by the PDC.
(2) An attorney or accountant may donate their professional services to a candidate, a candidate's authorized committee, a political party or a caucus political committee, without it constituting a contribution in accordance with RCW 42.17A.005 (16)(b)(viii), if the attorney or accountant is:
(a) Employed and their employer is paying for the services rendered;
(b) Self-employed; or
(c) Performing services for which no compensation is paid by any person.
However, neither RCW 42.17A.005 (16)(b)(viii) nor this section authorizes the services of an attorney or an accountant to be provided to a political committee without a contribution ensuing, unless the political committee is a candidate's authorized committee, political party or caucus political committee and the conditions of RCW 42.17A.005 (16)(b)(viii) and (a), (b) or (c) of this subsection are satisfied, or unless the political committee pays the fair market value of the services rendered.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1) and 2018 c 304. WSR 18-24-074, § 390-17-405, filed 11/30/18, effective 12/31/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110 and 42.17A.320. WSR 13-12-017, § 390-17-405, filed 5/24/13, effective 6/24/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110. WSR 12-03-002, § 390-17-405, filed 1/4/12, effective 2/4/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370. WSR 07-07-005, § 390-17-405, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). WSR 98-12-037, § 390-17-405, filed 5/28/98, effective 6/28/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.390. WSR 94-11-017, § 390-17-405, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94.]
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