Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-12A - Public records and rules of procedure
Section 434-12A-030 - Description of the organization of the office of the secretary of state
Current through Register Vol. 22-12, June 15, 2022
(1) The secretary of state's general duties are set forth in chapter 43.07 RCW, and relate generally to elections, the formation and maintenance of business organizations, charitable solicitations, charitable trusts, registration of domestic partnerships, archives and records management, the state library, the productivity board, the address confidentiality program, legacy Washington, and the combined fund drive. Additional functions include regulating the use of the state seal, filing or attesting to official acts of the legislature or governor, certifying to the legislature all matters legally required to be certified, issues apostilles, and other actions required or authorized by law. In addition to these constitutional and statutory duties, the secretary of state is frequently called upon to represent the state of Washington in international trade and cultural missions, and to greet and confer with dignitaries and delegations visiting the state of Washington from other countries.
(2) The functions of the secretary of state are performed through the following divisions and programs:
(3) The offices of the secretary of state and their staff are located at:
(4) Any person wishing to request access to public records of the office of the secretary of state, or seeking assistance in making such a request, should contact the public records officer by mail at P.O. Box 40224, Olympia, WA 98504-0224, or by fax at 360-704-7830, or by email at Publicreemail@example.com. Information is also available at the secretary of state's web site, at www.sos.wa.gov.
(5) The public records officer will oversee compliance with the act but another secretary of state staff member may process the request. Therefore, these rules will refer to the public records officer "or designee." The public records officer or designee and the office of the secretary of state will provide the fullest assistance to the requestor; create and maintain for use by the public and the office of the secretary of state an index to public records of the office by making available those records retention schedules applicable to the office of the secretary of state; and prevent fulfilling public records requests from causing excessive interference with essential functions of the office.
Amended by WSR 17-22-047, Filed 10/25/2017, effective 11/25/2017
Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.040. 09-04-026, § 434-12A-030, filed 1/28/09, effective 2/28/09; Order 74-2, § 434-12A-030, filed 2/19/74.