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PDFWAC 434-262-070

Official county canvass report.

(1) Upon completion of the verification of the auditor's abstract of votes and the documentation of any corrective action taken, the county canvassing board shall sign a certification that:
(a) States that the abstract is a full, true, and correct representation of the votes cast for the issues and offices listed thereon;
(b) Provides the total number of registered voters and votes cast in the county;
(c) Contains the oath required by RCW 29A.60.200, signed by the county auditor and attested to by the chair or designee who administered the oath; and
(d) Shall have a space where the official seal of the county shall be attached.
(2) The official county canvass report shall include:
(a) The certification;
(b) The auditor's abstract of votes as described in WAC 434-262-030;
(c) The reconciliation report required by RCW 29A.60.235, which must include documentation that the number of ballots counted plus the number of ballots rejected is equal to the number of ballots received, and any additional information necessary to explain variances; and
(d) If applicable, a written narrative of errors and discrepancies discovered and corrected.
(3) The certification shall be signed by all members of the county canvassing board or their designees.
(4) The official county canvass report is the cumulative report referenced in RCW 29A.60.230. This report may not be subsequently amended or altered, except in the event a recount conducted pursuant to chapter 29A.64 RCW, or upon order of the superior court. The vote totals contained therein shall constitute the official returns of that election.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611 and 29A.04.620. WSR 16-13-063, § 434-262-070, filed 6/13/16, effective 7/14/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 14-06-040, § 434-262-070, filed 2/26/14, effective 3/29/14; WSR 12-14-074, § 434-262-070, filed 7/2/12, effective 8/2/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.620, and 29A.04.630. WSR 11-24-064, § 434-262-070, filed 12/6/11, effective 1/6/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.610. WSR 04-15-089, § 434-262-070, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. WSR 97-21-045, recodified as § 434-262-070, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080. WSR 80-15-008 (Order 80-3), § 434-62-070, filed 10/3/80.]
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