Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-262 - Canvassing and certification
Section 434-262-050 - Errors or discrepancies discovered during the verification of the auditor's abstract of votes

Universal Citation: WA Admin Code 434-262-050

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

(1) If the county canvassing board, during the verification process, discovers that errors or discrepancies exist in the auditor's abstract of votes, the board shall investigate those errors or discrepancies. They shall be empowered to take whatever corrective steps a majority of the board deems necessary, including changing or modifying the auditor's abstract of votes if the error or discrepancy is discovered in that document. The canvassing board may proceed to verify votes cast on other measures or races if a majority of the board believes that the nature of the errors or discrepancies discovered warrant further action on their part.

(2) Changes in the results of an election following a recount are not considered errors or discrepancies.

Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.530. 06-02-028, § 434-262-050, filed 12/28/05, effective 1/28/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. 05-17-145, § 434-262-050, filed 8/19/05, effective 9/19/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 97-21-045, recodified as § 434-262-050, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080. 80-15-008 (Order 80-3), § 434-62-050, filed 10/3/80.

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