Electronic Voting System Report (California)

Carly Sitrin filed this request with the California Secretary of State - Election Division of California.
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From: Carly Sitrin

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, ยง 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

I request any and all materials and correspondence related to the electronic voting systems reports in the state of California including but not limited to: (i) The Secretary of State's reports related to the specifications for and the regulations governing voting machines, voting devices, vote tabulating devices, and any software used for each, including the programs and procedures for vote tabulating and testing, (ii) reports of the federal qualification including an accessible voter verified paper audit trail, (iii) The Secretary of State's examination report and any reports of the findings of the examining engineers to the Governor and the Attorney General, (iv) any notes related to the public hearing to give interested parties the opportunity to express their opinions on the voting system, (v) the Secretary of State's report that states whether the voting system is safe for use in elections.

I also request any correspondences related to the success rate, accuracy, vulnerability, or efficiency of the vote tabulating devices from the 2012 presidential election.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Carly Sitrin

From: Macias, Ryan

Ms. Sitrin,
Our office received a copy of the Public Records Act request regarding voting system reports on Monday, June 22, 2015. Many of the documents requested are located on either the Secretary of State's voting system webpage (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-systems/) or the federal Election Assistance Commission's website (www.eac.gov<http://www.eac.gov>). Additionally, we would like to talk with you about the items you are looking for that are not on the Internet. If you have the opportunity today, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, would you please give me a call at (916) 956-6723 to discuss?
Ryan Macias
Voting Systems Analyst
Office of Voting Systems Technology Assessment
California Secretary of State

From: Secretary of State, Constituent Affairs

Dear Ms. Sitrin:

Thank you for contacting the Secretary of State with your Public Records Act request for copies of documents related to voting system reports.

California law, including the California Public Records Act, permits the Secretary of State to charge fees for providing copies of its records. The fee is $1.00 for the first page and $0.50 for each page thereafter.

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: Secretary of State, Constituent Affairs

Dear Ms. Sitrin:

Please see our attached response to your request, sent July 2, 2015.


Constituent Affairs
Secretary of State