Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-840 - Address confidentiality program
Section 434-840-025 - Attaining age of majority

Universal Citation: WA Admin Code 434-840-025

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

When the secretary of state becomes aware that a minor child has reached the age of 18, the secretary of state will inform the minor child participant of options related to continued participation in the address confidentiality program. These options include leaving the program, applying for continuation in the program, and reapplying on their own behalf.

(1) In anticipation of the minor child participant's 18th birthday, the secretary of state will send an application packet via first class mail to the participant's substitute address. The packet will include instructions on actions to be taken by age 18. The packet will include notice that if the participant does not respond within 30 days they will be removed from the program, and mail forwarding will stop. If 30 days passes without contact from the participant, the secretary of state will mail a final notice that the participant's certification will be canceled if the participant fails to submit the certification of continuance within 10 days.

(2) The packet will include the application form and information about voter registration, including information about how to register to vote as a protected records voter.

(3) The secretary of state shall renew the certification of a participant upon receipt of a properly completed application form.

(4) A participant who reaches age 18 and changes residence may reapply through an application assistant, or withdraw.

(5) Program participants that have reached age 18 who have withdrawn, or allowed certification to expire, may reapply on their own behalf by contacting an application assistant.

Adopted by WSR 19-12-002, Filed 5/22/2019, effective 6/22/2019

Amended by WSR 22-04-086, Filed 1/31/2022, effective 3/3/2022

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