Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-324 - Statewide voter registration database
Section 434-324-031 - Electronic voter registration

Universal Citation: WA Admin Code 434-324-031

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

(1) The secretary of state's electronic voter registration web page must have the capability to:

(a) Reject applicants without a Washington state driver's license, state identification card, or valid tribal identification as defined by RCW 29A.08.123 and 29A.40.160;

(b) Require the applicant to affirmatively assent to the use of the applicant's driver's license, state identification card, or valid tribal identification card signature for voter registration purposes;

(c) Require the applicant to attest to the truth of the information provided on the application;

(d) Retrieve a digital copy of each applicant's driver's license or state identification card signature from the department of licensing or from an issuer of tribal identification that has agreed to make digitized signature information available for this purpose, and include it with the other information required for each applicant's voter registration; and

(e) Electronically transfer all information required for each applicant's voter registration to their county auditor for entry into the statewide voter registration database.

(2) The same timelines and processes used for registration by mail apply to electronic registration. A county auditor shall accept online and by mail applications no later than eight days before an election, and in-person applications at locations designated by the county auditor until 8:00 p.m. on election day.

Amended by WSR 19-12-115, Filed 6/5/2019, effective 7/6/2019

Amended by WSR 20-13-043, Filed 6/10/2020, effective 7/11/2020

Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.620, and 29A.04.630. 11-24-064, § 434-324-031, filed 12/6/11, effective 1/6/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. 07-24-044, § 434-324-031, filed 11/30/07, effective 12/31/07.

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