Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-262 - Canvassing and certification
Section 434-262-016 - Canvassing board meeting Emergency procedure
Current through Register Vol. 22-12, June 15, 2022
If a member cannot attend a canvassing board meeting due to an emergency, as defined in the canvassing board's manual, a designee may be appointed according to RCW 29A.60.140 at any time, including the day of the meeting. If a designee cannot be appointed, the member may participate in the meeting remotely.
(1) When ballots are considered during the meeting, the remote member must have access to an online computer application which allows viewing of ballots. Images of ballots cannot be recorded, copied, scanned, emailed, or faxed to the member nor can the member record ballot images. The computer application is not required if ballots are not considered during the meeting.
(2) As per RCW 29A.60.200, all three county canvassing board members or designees must certify an election. If an election is certified during the meeting where a member or designee is attending remotely, a copy of the certification document must be sent electronically to the remote member. The certification document must be signed in the following manner:
Adopted by WSR 17-12-090, Filed 6/6/2017, effective 7/7/2017