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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 initiative, and presenting the ballot title and summery.  
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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 summery.  The current officeholder is [[Rob McKenna]].
  
==Divisions==
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==Ballot Measures==
There are 26 different divisions of the Attorney General, They include:
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#Agriculture & Health
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The Attorney General formulates the Title and Summery of each submitted ballot measure, with five working days allowed after receiving the measure from the Secretary of state to complete this task.
#Antitrust
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#Bankruptcy & Collections
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#Complex Litigation
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#Consumer Protection
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#Criminal Justice
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#Ecology
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#Education
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#Fish, Wildlife & Parks
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#Government Compliance & Enforcement
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#Government Operations
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#Labor & Industries
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#Labor & Personnel
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#Licensing & Administrative Law
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#Natural Resources
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#Public Counsel
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#Regional Services
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#Revenue
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#Social & Health Services (Olympia)
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#Social & Health Services (Seattle)
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#Solicitor General
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#Torts
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#Transportation & Public Construction
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#University of Washington
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#Utilities & Transportation
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#Washington State University
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==Open Government==
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The [[ballot title]] involves:
The Attorney General of Washington is committed to government accountability and provides much information on how to obtain open records information on their Website. <ref>http://www.atg.wa.gov/OpenGovernment/default.aspx</ref>
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==Ballot Measures==
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* A statement of the initiative that is no more than 10 words long,
As stated the Attorney General formulates the Title and Summery of the ballot measure and have five working days after receiving the measure from the Secretary of state to complete this task.
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* A concise description of the measure consisting of no more than 30 words,
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* An bjective summary consisting of no more than 75 words.
  
There are three things that 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, and an objective summery consisting of no more than 75 words.
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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>
  
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</ref>
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==External links==
  
==See Also:==
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* [http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/pdf/AGO_on_Political_Activity_at_Shopping_Centers.pdf Statement of AG on petitioner access]
* [[Rob McKenna|Attorney General Rob McKenna]]
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==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 21:57, 11 June 2008

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 summery. The current officeholder is Rob McKenna.

Ballot Measures

The Attorney General formulates the Title and Summery 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. [1]

External links

References

  1. Washington I&R manual