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Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

2008 Key Questions for Key States


Defintion of a vote

Intent standard

Washington law requires that the ballot be marked with sufficient definiteness to determine the voter’s choice or intention. RCW 29A.60.040. This general definition allows for different interpretations among judges but also allows for a greater number of irregularly marked ballots to be counted.

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