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Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

2008 Key Questions for Key States


HAVA matching standards

Hybrid standard

Washington uses a substantial match standard for voters who have submitted registration forms with driver's license or social security number listed.  WA ADC 434-324-040.  The identification number must match exactly, but the rest of the information is a match if "it is clear to...[local election officials] that the information on the application describes the person on the department of licensing record."  Regulations do not describe the standard for matching voters who have submitted their social security numbers rather than their driver's license or state ID numbers, but most states use an exact standard for this type of match.

Information for Washington

Special Features

Institutional Arrangements

Voter Registration


Provisional Ballots

Early and Absentee Voting

Voting Technology

Polling Place Operations

Ballot Security

Emergency Preparedness

Post-Election Processes