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AGO 1966 NO. 70 >

(1) In computing the three‑day waiting period for issuance of a marriage license a county auditor may count days on which his office is closed. (2) If the third day falls on a day on which a county auditor's office is closed, the auditor may authorize a qualified person in the sheriff's office to deliver the marriage license to the applicant at the sheriff's office on such date provided (1) the person who actually delivers the license has been appointed as a deputy county auditor under RCW 36.16.070; and (2) the county commissioners by resolution have authorized such activity.