29A.08.107  <<  29A.08.110 >>   29A.08.112

Auditor's procedure.

*** CHANGE IN 2023 *** (SEE 5112-S2.SL) ***
(1) For persons registering under RCW 29A.08.120, 29A.08.123, 29A.08.170, 29A.08.330, 29A.08.340, 29A.08.362, and 29A.08.365, an application is considered complete only if it contains the information required by RCW 29A.08.010. The applicant is considered to be registered to vote as of:
(a) The original date of receipt;
(b) When the person will be at least eighteen years old by the next election; or
(c) When the person will be at least seventeen years old by the next primary election or presidential primary election and eighteen years old by the general election, whichever is applicable.
(2) As soon as practicable, the auditor shall record the appropriate precinct identification, taxing district identification, and date of registration on the voter's record in the state voter registration list. The secretary of state shall, pursuant to RCW 29A.04.611, establish procedures to enable new or updated voter registrations to be recorded on an expedited basis. Any mailing address provided shall be used only for mail delivery purposes, and not for precinct assignment or residency purposes. Within sixty days after the receipt of an application or transfer, the auditor shall send to the applicant, by first-class nonforwardable mail, an acknowledgment notice identifying the registrant's precinct and containing such other information as may be required by the secretary of state. The postal service shall be instructed not to forward a voter registration card to any other address and to return to the auditor any card which is not deliverable.
(3) If an application is not complete, the auditor shall promptly mail a verification notice to the applicant. The verification notice shall require the applicant to provide the missing information. If the applicant provides the required information within forty-five days, the applicant shall be registered to vote as of the original date of application. The applicant shall not be placed on the official list of registered voters until the application is complete.
(4) Once a future voter is no longer in pending status, as described in RCW 29A.08.615, his or her application to sign up to register to vote is no longer pending and is subject to this section.


Effective date2020 c 208 §§ 3, 5, 6, and 13-17: See note following RCW 29A.08.210.
Short titleFindings2020 c 208: See notes following RCW 29A.08.210.
Effective date2018 c 112 §§ 1-4: See note following RCW 29A.08.140.
Effective date2018 c 110 §§ 101-107: See note following RCW 29A.08.355.
Short titleFindingsIntent2018 c 110: See notes following RCW 29A.08.355.
FindingsIntentEffective date2018 c 109: See notes following RCW 29A.08.170.
Effective date2005 c 246: See note following RCW 10.64.140.
Effective dates2004 c 267: See note following RCW 29A.08.010.
SeverabilityEffective date1994 c 57: See notes following RCW 29A.16.040.
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