Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-230 - Ballots
Section 434-230-045 - Candidate format
Current through Register Vol. 22-12, June 15, 2022
(1) For each office or position, the names of all candidates shall be listed together. If the office is on the primary election ballot, no candidates skip the primary and advance directly to the general election.
(3) Candidate names shall be printed in a type style and point size that can be read easily. If a candidate's name exceeds the space provided, the election official shall take whatever steps necessary to place the name on the ballot in a manner which is readable. These steps may include, but are not limited to, printing a smaller point size or different type style.
(4) For partisan office:
(Prefers Example Party)
John Smith (Prefers ABC Party)
(States No Party Preference)
(5) If the office is nonpartisan, only the candidate's name shall appear. Neither "nonpartisan" nor "NP" shall be printed with each candidate's name.
(6) The law does not allow nominations or endorsements by interest groups, political action committees, political parties, labor unions, editorial boards, or other private organizations to be printed on the ballot.
Amended byWSR 14-06-040, filed 2/26/14, effective 3/29/2014
Amended by WSR 17-12-090, Filed 6/6/2017, effective 7/7/2017
Amended by WSR 19-01-102, Filed 12/18/2018, effective 1/18/2019
Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. 08-15-052, § 434-230-045, filed 7/11/08, effective 8/11/08.