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{{stategov}}The '''Washington Attorney General''' is the Chief Attorney of the [[Washington|State of Washington]]. The Attorney General is in charge of approving the language of ballot initiatives, and preparing the ballot title and summery.  The current officeholder is [[Rob McKenna]].
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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Washington Attorney General''' is the chief attorney of the [[Washington|State of Washington]]. The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] is in charge of approving the language of ballot initiatives, and preparing the ballot title and summary.
  
==Ballot measures==
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The current officeholder is [[Rob McKenna]].
  
The Attorney General formulates the [[ballot title|Title]] and Summary of each submitted [[ballot measure]], with five working days allowed after receiving the measure from the Secretary of state to complete this task.
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==Role in the initiative process==
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The attorney general formulates the [[ballot title|title]] and summary of each submitted [[ballot measure]], with five working days allowed after receiving the measure from the Secretary of state to complete this task.
  
 
The [[ballot title]] involves:
 
The [[ballot title]] involves:
 
 
* A statement of the initiative that is no more than 10 words long,
 
* A statement of the initiative that is no more than 10 words long,
 
* A concise description of the measure consisting of no more than 30 words,
 
* A concise description of the measure consisting of no more than 30 words,
 
* An bjective summary consisting of no more than 75 words.
 
* An bjective summary consisting of no more than 75 words.
  
The petitioner may contest the language of the ballot in court if dissatisfied. <ref>[http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/pdf/Filing_Initiative_and_Referenda_Manual_2005-2008.pdf ''Washington I&R manual'']</ref>
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The petitioner may contest the language of the ballot in court if dissatisfied.
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==Contact information==
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1125 Washington Street SE<BR>
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PO Box 40100<BR>
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Olympia, WA  98504-0100<BR>
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Phone:360-753-6200
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==See also==
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*[[Rob McKenna|Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna]]
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*[[Washington Governor]]
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*[[Washington Lieutenant Governor]]
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*[[Washington Secretary of State]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.atg.wa.gov/ ''Office of the Washington Attorney General'']
  
* [http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/pdf/AGO_on_Political_Activity_at_Shopping_Centers.pdf Statement of AG on petitioner access]
 
  
==References==
 
<references />
 
 
{{State attorneys general}}
 
{{State attorneys general}}
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{{Washington}}
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[[Category:Washington]]
 
[[Category:Washington]]
 
[[Category:Attorney General]]
 
[[Category:Attorney General]]
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[[Category:State government articles]]

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The Washington Attorney General is the chief attorney of the State of Washington. The attorney general is in charge of approving the language of ballot initiatives, and preparing the ballot title and summary.

The current officeholder is Rob McKenna.

Role in the initiative process

The attorney general formulates the title and summary of each submitted ballot measure, with five working days allowed after receiving the measure from the Secretary of state to complete this task.

The ballot title involves:

  • A statement of the initiative that is no more than 10 words long,
  • A concise description of the measure consisting of no more than 30 words,
  • An bjective summary consisting of no more than 75 words.

The petitioner may contest the language of the ballot in court if dissatisfied.

Contact information

1125 Washington Street SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100
Phone:360-753-6200

See also

External links