Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-262 - Canvassing and certification
Section 434-262-160 - Write-in-voting-Voter intent

Universal Citation: WA Admin Code 434-262-160

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

(1) In all cases of write-in votes the canvassing board shall exercise all reasonable efforts to determine the voter's intent. The board shall determine if votes with name and spelling variations are votes for a declared write-in candidate.

(2) If a declared write-in candidate qualifies as one of the top two candidates in the primary, the party preference stated on the write-in declaration of candidacy, if any, shall be printed on the general election ballot.

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

Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. 08-15-052, § 434-262-160, filed 7/11/08, effective 8/11/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.04.080, 29.04.210, 29.36.150 and 29.79.200. 97-21-045, recodified as § 434-262-160, filed 10/13/97, effective 11/13/97. Statutory Authority: 1990 c 59. 92-12-083, § 434-62-160, filed 6/2/92, effective 7/3/92.

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