Arizona's request for Obama's birth records & response

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Secretary of State of Arizona.


From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the request sent by the Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett for proof that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, as well as any materials sent as follow up from either the Secretary of State to officials in Hawaii, or from officials in Hawaii to the Secretary of State's office.

This records were referenced in this news article:

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Michael Morisy


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Michael Morisy

Hi Andrea,

As discussed, enclosed is the check for 30 cents for our public records request. Thank you so much for your assistance, and if you have any questions please call at 607-592-4253.
For reference, the original written request is included below.

From: Secretary of State