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PDFWAC 434-335-212

Emergency approval.

Emergency approval for a modification of an existing voting or vote tabulating system or equipment may be obtained from the secretary of state if failure to modify the system could materially affect the lawful conduct, efficiency, accuracy, or security of an upcoming election.
If, after reviewing the application, the secretary of state determines that an emergency exists, the examination and testing of the proposed modification is expedited to meet the needs of the upcoming election. The secretary of state develops a test plan and audit procedures to ensure the modified system does not adversely affect the lawful conduct, efficiency, accuracy, or security of the upcoming elections. The secretary of state may consult with the voting systems review board. The requirement that the modification be certified by a voting system test laboratory is waived for an emergency approval. An emergency approval of a modification must state the time period it is in effect.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 09-03-110, § 434-335-212, filed 1/21/09, effective 2/21/09; WSR 05-18-022, § 434-335-212, filed 8/29/05, effective 9/29/05.]
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