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Attorney General of Washington

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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.

Divisions

There are 26 different divisions of the Attorney General, They include:

  1. Agriculture & Health
  2. Antitrust
  3. Bankruptcy & Collections
  4. Complex Litigation
  5. Consumer Protection
  6. Criminal Justice
  7. Ecology
  8. Education
  9. Fish, Wildlife & Parks
  10. Government Compliance & Enforcement
  11. Government Operations
  12. Labor & Industries
  13. Labor & Personnel
  14. Licensing & Administrative Law
  15. Natural Resources
  16. Public Counsel
  17. Regional Services
  18. Revenue
  19. Social & Health Services (Olympia)
  20. Social & Health Services (Seattle)
  21. Solicitor General
  22. Torts
  23. Transportation & Public Construction
  24. University of Washington
  25. Utilities & Transportation
  26. Washington State University

Open Government

The Attorney General of Washington is committed to government accountability and provides much information on how to obtain open records information on their Website. [1]

Ballot Measures

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.

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.

The petitioner may contest the language of the ballot in court if dissatisfied. [2]

See Also:

References

  1. http://www.atg.wa.gov/OpenGovernment/default.aspx
  2. http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/pdf/Filing_Initiative_and_Referenda_Manual_2005-2008.pdf