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WAC 392-107-220

Balloting.

(1) The office of superintendent of public instruction must prepare ballots, subject to the following conditions:
(a) The ballot for each position subject to election must contain the name of each candidate eligible for the particular position;
(b) The ballot must include a separate listing of the candidates for each board-member position open in the educational service district; and
(c) A board-member position shall be stricken from the ballot if no candidate files for the position within the timelines specified in RCW 28A.310.080 and WAC 180-22-215 during the candidate filing period.
(2) The voting package must include the following:
(a) Official ballot;
(b) Ballot return envelope, marked "Official Ballot" and preaddressed to the office of superintendent of public instruction. The return address area of the envelope must be preaddressed with the elector's name, mailing address, and school district;
(c) Secrecy envelope, consisting of a plain envelope with no markings that is smaller than the ballot return envelope;
(d) Instructions to electors, which must identify how to mark the ballot, the date the ballot must be postmarked or returned, and directions on how to place the ballot in the secrecy envelope and place the secrecy envelope in the ballot return envelope;
(e) Candidate statements and photos, which may be compiled into a single document.
(3) Marking of ballots. Each elector may vote for one candidate in each board-member position named on his or her ballot by placing an "X" or other mark as instructed in the space provided next to the name of a candidate.
(4) Return of ballots. Each elector must complete voting by:
(a) Placing the marked official ballot in the secrecy envelope;
(b) Sealing the secrecy envelope;
(c) Placing the secrecy envelope containing the official ballot in the ballot return envelope;
(d) Sealing the ballot return envelope; and
(e) If not already designated, completing the following information on the face of the official ballot envelope: Name, mailing address, identification of school district and educational service district.
(5) Voted ballots must be postmarked on or before October 16th. Ballots delivered in person must be received at the office of superintendent of public instruction on or before October 16th. Voted ballots must be mailed or delivered to the office of superintendent of public instruction.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.310.080. WSR 17-15-100, § 392-107-220, filed 7/18/17, effective 8/18/17; WSR 07-17-182, § 392-107-220, filed 8/22/07, effective 9/22/07. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 263. WSR 06-14-009, recodified as § 392-107-220, filed 6/22/06, effective 6/22/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.310.020, 28A.210.080. WSR 02-18-052, § 180-22-220, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02.]
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