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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 60 >

(1) The statutes providing for compensation of election officers and that there shall be but one set of election officers are directory rather than mandatory, and a failure to comply with their provisions will not affect the validity of a municipal election otherwise properly conducted. (2) The "within five days" provision of RCW 35.22.070 does not require that the city commissioners may not initiate proceedings for the submission of the proposed charter to the voters prior to the filing of the affidavit of publication.