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​Voter Registration Challenge (also applicable to candidates)

When a voter's registration is challenged, the Kitsap County Auditor's Office follows the procedures spelled out in RCW 29A.08.810 through RCW 29A.08.850. This is also the process used when a citizen wishes to challenge a candidate's eligibility to run for office, based on residency.

RCW 29A.08.810
This law states that "Registration of a person as a voter is presumptive evidence of his or her right to vote." This law spells out what a challenger must have in order to mount a challenge.

RCW 29A.08.820
This law addresses the timing of when challenges can be filed.

RCW 29A.08.835
This law addresses notification requirements of the Auditor's Office if a challenge is filed.

RCW 29A.08.840
This law addresses a residency challenge hearing. "The challenger has the burden to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the challenged voter's registration is improper."

RCW 29A.08.850
Addresses forms required, which are available below.

Voter Registration Challenge Form

Challenged Voter Declaration Form