Electronic Voting Systems Report (Arkansas)

Carly Sitrin filed this request with the Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners of Arkansas.


From: Carly Sitrin

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § § 25-19-101 to 25-19-109, I hereby request the following records:

I request any and all materials related to the electronic voting systems in the state of Arkansas including but not limited to:
(i) Written applications from persons/companies requesting an opportunity to present their voting systems for use in Arkansas, (ii) The board's examination report with the office of the Secretary of State stating the accuracy, efficiency and capacity of the voting system, (iii) any documentation regarding the vulnerability or accuracy of the vote tabulating devices.

I also request any reports or correspondences related to the testing, compliancy, formal complaints, or examination of the vote tabulating devices.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Carly Sitrin

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Humphries Sbec

Under Arkansas law (see below), only citizens of the State of Arkansas are entitle to records under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tim Humphries
Legal Counsel
State Board of Election Commissioners

25-19-105. Examination and copying of public records.

(a) (1) (A) Except as otherwise specifically provided by this section or by laws specifically enacted to provide otherwise, all public records shall be open to inspection and copying by any citizen of the State of Arkansas during the regular business hours of the custodian of the records.

(B) However, access to inspect and copy public records shall be denied to:

(i) A person who at the time of the request has pleaded guilty to or been found guilty of a felony and is incarcerated in a correctional facility; and

(ii) The representative of a person under subdivision (a)(1)(B)(i) of this section unless the representative is the person's attorney who is requesting information that is subject to disclosure under this section.

(2) (A) A citizen may make a request to the custodian to inspect, copy, or receive copies of public records.

(B) The request may be made in person, by telephone, by mail, by facsimile transmission, by electronic mail, or by other electronic means provided by the custodian.

(C) The request shall be sufficiently specific to enable the custodian to locate the records with reasonable effort.

(3) If the person to whom the request is directed is not the custodian of the records, the person shall so notify the requester and identify the custodian, if known to or readily ascertainable by the person.


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