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PDFWAC 434-208-060

Electronic filings.

(1) In addition to those documents specified by RCW 29A.04.255, the secretary of state or the county auditor shall accept and file in his or her office electronic transmissions of the following documents:
(a) The text of any proposed initiative, referendum, or recall measure and any accompanying documents required by law;
(b) Any minor party or independent candidate filing material for president and vice president, except nominating petitions;
(c) Lists of presidential electors selected by political parties or independent candidates;
(d) Voted ballots and signed ballot declarations from service and overseas voters received no later than 8:00 p.m. on election day;
(e) Resolutions from cities, towns, and other districts calling for a special election;
(f) Voter registration and cancellation forms, unless the form is illegible or the signature image is poor quality, requiring the county auditor to reject the form;
(g) Signed ballot declarations, and any accompanying materials, submitted pursuant to RCW 29A.60.165 and WAC 434-261-050; and
(h) Requests to withdraw.
(2) If payment of a fee is required, the electronic filing is not complete until the fee is received.
(3) No initiative, referendum, recall, or other signature petitions may be filed electronically.
(4) County auditors must use best practices provided by the secretary of state for securely handling documents received by fax and email.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 24-03-053, § 434-208-060, filed 1/10/24, effective 2/10/24; WSR 19-05-041, § 434-208-060, filed 2/14/19, effective 3/17/19; WSR 14-06-040, § 434-208-060, filed 2/26/14, effective 3/29/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.620, and 29A.04.630. WSR 11-24-064, § 434-208-060, filed 12/6/11, effective 1/6/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.255. WSR 11-05-008, § 434-208-060, filed 2/3/11, effective 3/6/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 08-15-052, § 434-208-060, filed 7/11/08, effective 8/11/08; WSR 06-23-094, § 434-208-060, filed 11/15/06, effective 12/16/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.610. WSR 04-15-089, § 434-208-060, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04. Statutory Authority: 2002 c 140 § 3. WSR 02-15-156, § 434-208-060, filed 7/23/02, effective 8/23/02. WSR 98-08-010, recodified as § 434-208-060, filed 3/18/98, effective 3/18/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.230. WSR 92-18-087, § 434-08-060, filed 9/2/92, effective 10/3/92.]
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