Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-262 - Canvassing and certification
Section 434-262-020 - Preliminary abstract of votes

Universal Citation: WA Admin Code 434-262-020

Current through Register Vol. 22-12, June 15, 2022

(1) Prior to the official canvass, the county auditor shall prepare a preliminary abstract of votes for certifying the election, listing the number of registered voters, votes cast, and individual declared write-in candidate tallies required by chapter 29A.60 RCW. The preliminary abstract of votes must list separately for each precinct:

(a) Number of registered voters;

(b) Number of ballots cast;

(c) Votes cast for and against each measure;

(d) Votes cast for each candidate;

(e) Total number of write-in votes in each race; and

(f) Total number of overvotes and undervotes in each race.

(2) Pursuant to RCW 29A.60.230, the county auditor may aggregate results or take other necessary steps to maintain the secrecy of ballots.

(3) The county auditor shall inspect the preliminary abstract of votes for errors or anomalies that may affect the results of the election. Correction of any errors or anomalies discovered must be made prior to the official canvass.

Amended by WSR 14-06-040, filed 2/26/14, effective 3/29/2014

Amended by WSR 19-01-102, Filed 12/18/2018, effective 1/18/2019

Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.620, and 29A.04.630. 11-24-064, § 434-262-020, filed 12/6/11, effective 1/6/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. 07-09-036, § 434-262-020, filed 4/11/07, effective 5/12/07; 06-14-046, § 434-262-020, filed 6/28/06, effective 7/29/06; 05-17-145, § 434-262-020, filed 8/19/05, effective 9/19/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.610. 04-15-089, § 434-262-020, filed 7/16/04, effective 8/16/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080. 03-15-054, § 434-262-020, filed 7/11/03, effective 8/11/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.210, 29.36.150. 02-07-028, § 434-262-020, filed 3/12/02, effective 4/12/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 97-21-045, recodified as § 434-262-020, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080. 80-15-008 (Order 80-3), § 434-62-020, filed 10/3/80.

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