Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
434-250 - Elections by mail.
434-250-070 - Forwarding ballots.
(1) The county auditor must utilize postal service endorsements that allow ballots to be forwarded, allow the county auditor to receive the updated address information for forwarded ballots, and allow the return of ballots not capable of being forwarded. A voter may only vote a ballot specific to the address where he or she is currently registered to vote, rather than a ballot specific to a new address.
(2) If a ballot is returned or forwarded, the county auditor must, following certification of the election, either:
(a) Transfer the voter registration and send the voter an acknowledgment notice, if the updated address is within the county; or
(b) Place the voter on inactive status and send the voter a confirmation notice to all known addresses, if no updated address information was received or the updated address is outside the county.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 19-12-115, § 434-250-070, filed 6/5/19, effective 7/6/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.620, and 29A.04.630. WSR 11-24-064, § 434-250-070, filed 12/6/11, effective 1/6/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 08-05-120, § 434-250-070, filed 2/19/08, effective 3/21/08; WSR 07-20-074, § 434-250-070, filed 10/1/07, effective 11/1/07; WSR 07-12-032, § 434-250-070, filed 5/30/07, effective 6/30/07; WSR 05-17-145, § 434-250-070, filed 8/19/05, effective 9/19/05.]