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PDFWAC 434-260-300

Renewal of certification as an election administrator.

Applications for certification renewal must be submitted by December 31st of every odd-numbered year. The secretary of state will renew certification with the following qualifications:
(1) Continuous service as an election administrator during the two years for which renewal is required.
(2) Participation in a minimum of forty hours of conferences and workshops attended within the renewal period, as preapproved by the secretary of state.
(a) At least thirty of the required forty hours must be election-specific training.
(i) At least twenty hours of election training must specifically address Washington state elections and must include training hours from attending an annual Washington elections conference.
(ii) Up to four hours of training may be for observing election procedures in other county election departments.
(b) Up to ten hours of training may be for professional development as determined by the county or state approving authority.
Election administrators who become initially certified within a two-year renewal period may use any training taken during the renewal period, including training used for initial certification.
The two-year renewal period and provisions begin January 1, 2020.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.630. WSR 19-12-114, § 434-260-300, filed 6/5/19, effective 1/1/20; WSR 05-06-036, § 434-260-300, filed 2/25/05, effective 3/28/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.60.020. WSR 01-11-111, § 434-260-300, filed 5/21/01, effective 6/21/01; WSR 99-12-004, § 434-260-300, filed 5/19/99, effective 6/19/99. WSR 98-08-010, recodified as § 434-260-300, filed 3/18/98, effective 3/18/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.60.020. WSR 94-07-018, § 434-60-300, filed 3/8/94, effective 4/8/94.]
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