Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-324 - Statewide voter registration database
Section 434-324-090 - Cancellation due to death-Process

Universal Citation: WA Admin Code 434-324-090

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

(1) An auditor must cancel the voter registration records of a deceased voter as authorized by RCW 29A.08.510.

(2) In addition to comparing a list of deceased persons prepared by the registrar of vital statistics with voter registration records pursuant to RCW 29A.08.510, the secretary may also compare voter registration records with deceased persons' information from the Social Security Administration. Comparisons must be conducted on a monthly basis. For any potential matches identified through the registrar of vital statistics or Social Security Administration, the secretary must confirm that the dates of birth are identical. The secretary must generate a county list of matching names, identified as potentially deceased voters, and provide the names to each auditor electronically. The auditor must review the list and approve or reject the proposed cancellations. The secretary may assist the auditor with this review.

(3) The county auditor must remove a participant from the future voter program established under RCW 29A.08.170 upon receipt of documentation from Vital Statistics, Social Security Administration or written confirmation from another registered voter that the participant is deceased.

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

Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. 09-18-098, § 434-324-090, filed 9/1/09, effective 10/2/09; 06-11-041, § 434-324-090, filed 5/10/06, effective 6/10/06; 05-24-039, § 434-324-090, filed 11/30/05, effective 12/31/05.

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