Inslee modifies Open Public Meetings Act proclamation regarding election canvassing boards

November 12, 2020


Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the modification of proclamation 20-28 regarding the Open Public Meetings Act to ensure election canvassing boards are able to conduct work related to the 2020 general election. 

Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act (20-28.13)

  • The OPMA/PRA proclamation is amended to ensure that county and other local election canvassing boards are able to continue to conduct their work related to the 2020 general election in an open and transparent manner, without violating any in-person gathering restrictions. All requirements related to facial coverings, social distancing, sanitizing and other protective measures must be followed.

The proclamation, which was initially extended following a November 9 letter from the Legislature, still expires on December 7, 2020.

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