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(Effective until January 1, 2020)

PDFWAC 434-260-300

Maintaining certification as an election administrator.

After attaining initial certification the election administrator is responsible for maintaining his or her certification. Maintenance of certification shall consist of:
(1) Continuous service as an election administrator during the year for which maintenance is required;
(2) Participation in an annual minimum of eighteen hours of continuing education, at least six hours of which shall be on election-specific training. This training may be received at any election oriented workshop or conference sponsored by any of the organizations listed in WAC 434-260-220. In addition to receiving credit for participation in election workshops or conferences, election administrators may also receive a maximum of two hours for visiting other county election departments for training purposes and for any other training approved by the elections administration and certification board. A maximum of six hours, of the eighteen required, may be derived from a surplus of hours earned in the previous year.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.630. 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.]
(Effective January 1, 2020)

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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