29A.08.810  <<  29A.08.820 >>   29A.08.835

Times for filing challengesHearingsTreatment of challenged ballots.

(1) Challenges must be filed with the county auditor of the county in which the challenged voter is registered no later than forty-five days before the election. The county auditor presides over the hearing.
(2) Only if the challenged voter registered to vote less than sixty days before the election, or changed residence less than sixty days before the election without transferring his or her registration, may a challenge be filed not later than ten days before any primary or election, general or special, or within ten days of the voter being added to the voter registration database, whichever is later.
(a) If the challenge is filed within forty-five days before an election at which the challenged voter is eligible to vote, a notation of the challenge must be made immediately in the voter registration system, and the county canvassing board presides over the hearing.
(b) If the challenge is filed before the challenged voter's ballot is received, the ballot must be treated as a challenged ballot.
(c) If the challenge is filed after the challenged voter's ballot is received, the challenge cannot affect the current election.

NOTES:

Notice to registered poll votersElections by mail2011 c 10: See note following RCW 29A.04.008.
Right to vote
loss of: State Constitution Art. 6 § 3, RCW 11.88.010, 11.88.090.
restoration of: RCW 9.92.066, 9.94A.637, 9.94A.885, 9.95.260, chapter 9.96 RCW.
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