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AGO 1953 No. 152 >  October 23, 1953
ELECTIONS - PETITIONS - FILING WITH PROPER OFFICIAL - MATTERS OF PUBLIC RECORD - PUBLIC RECORDS - ELECTION PETITIONS
FILING WITH PUBLIC OFFICIAL An election petition requesting the calling of a special election for the purpose of annexing a portion of a city or town becomes a public record when filed with the city clerk.
AGLO 1973 No. 75 >  July 16, 1973
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - COUNTIES - LOCAL IMPROVEMENT - PETITIONS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- COUNTIES ‑- LOCAL IMPROVEMENT ‑- PETITIONS A school district, acting through its board of directors, may sign a petition for the formation of a utility local improvement district under RCW 36.94.230, or sign a protest petition against the formation of such a district under RCW 36.94.240.
AGO 2008 No. 7 >  September 19, 2008
COUNTIES - ELECTIONS - BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - PETITIONS - COUNTY SEAT
Authority to process petitions and canvass elections for the removal of a county seat 1.         The board of county commissioners is required to canvass petitions seeking to remove the county seat; the board may not delegate the discretionary elements of the canvassing process.  2.         Canvassing of signatures on a petition to remove the county seat by the board of county commissioners is action that must be taken at a properly called meeting as set forth in the Open Public Meetings Act.  3.         There is no statutory limit on the amount of time that may elapse between the date that a petition to remove a county seat is signed and the date when the petition is submitted to the county legislative authority.  4.         Signatures on a petition to remove the county seat may be withdrawn, and serial petitions adding signatures may be submitted, prior to the statutory deadline for filing any removal petition.
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