Files re: delays and complications at polling locations, election day 2018 (Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections)

Liam Knox filed this request with the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections of Georgia.
Tracking #

R001036-022519

Multi Request Files re: delays and complications at polling locations, election day 2018
Due Feb. 26, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Liam Knox

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all complaints issued by voters and constituents about voting in the November 2018 midterm and gubernatorial elections. I'm specifically referencing the long lines and delays that resulted from a lack of voting machines at certain polling locations, and the lack of preparedness for the high turnout experienced: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/415692-hundreds-of-voting-machines-sat-unused-in-georgia-as-voters-waited-on-long

I am also requesting a copy of all internal communications regarding issues at polling locations sent during the month of November, 2018. Some keywords that might assist in your search are "voting machines," "delays," "voter registration," and "security breaches," but I am not limiting my request to a search for these keywords.

In addition, I would like a copy of the call log from election day 2018 to the office of registration and elections.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests.

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 there are fees, 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.

Sincerely,

Liam Knox

From: Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections

Dear Liam Knox:

Thank you for submitting an Open Records Request to Fulton County, Georgia.

The County received your Open Records Act request dated February 25, 2019 and has assigned the reference number R001036-022519 for tracking purposes.

Record(s) Requested: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:A copy of all complaints issued by voters and constituents about voting in the November 2018 midterm and gubernatorial elections. I'm specifically referencing the long lines and delays that resulted from a lack of voting machines at certain polling locations, and the lack of preparedness for the high turnout experienced: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/415692-hundreds-of-voting-machines-sat-unused-in-georgia-as-voters-waited-on-longI am also requesting a copy of all internal communications regarding issues at polling locations sent during the month of November, 2018. Some keywords that might assist in your search are "voting machines," "delays," "voter registration," and "security breaches," but I am not limiting my request to a search for these keywords.In addition, I would like a copy of the call log from election day 2018 to the office of registration and elections.I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests.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 there are fees, 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.Sincerely,Liam KnoxUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/fulton-county-board-of-registration-and-elections-17322/files-re-delays-and-complications-at-polling-locations-election-day-2018-fulton-county-board-of-registration-and-elections-69681/?uuid-login=fb08dcb7-8a47-4018-a93b-7f3a7d3ebc64&email=steven.rosenberg%40fultoncountyga.gov#agency-reply

We will send out the request to the appropriate department(s).  If you should have any questions or concerns about the requested documents, please feel free to contact the Fulton County Open Records team. If there should be a cost associated with the Open Records Request we will contact you in a timely manner.

Fulton County has a new Open Records Center that allows you to submit and track Open Records Act requests.  Please visit the link below to monitor request progress and submit future requests.
Open Records Center (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN4OjjpaOTni1dw7ZZpYRHqcvgCfNYVRySRJK2HLMZoK1-2FGhDGE4WxNyNUQLDMwK0ozi0bC81S05z-2FQOfveubxHp2Ses0BTHC9aE3z1wPnhyb_0y6nleviif9RUHSlSR0K39wsMcky7Y5hg4LksbakUe22uq-2BuHg9pQon3eYtjQLDcVTPhmkyUdXYd3e6lHfbfMmojjePRwcA82v-2Fs9vgm4WUlXLRnB6-2FpVOljW4d2X8kTih6QJA34wS847j-2FYn635fOyu7TY6q7uEPbUmhLi3SDYh2aioJdcHcxF-2BVDzV0zQZeof0A86JefmwJ-2BQyFt-2BjyWe-2BNkqX1Ihp9Rx6xG1wuBq3pLhIUS6A8HOWcsXldNP-2FfuUYKxmFP3BcmgUjc-2FlxCGiRR-2Bn9-2BmxuDfkLQm8REupOAiVQAx0CE930U-2BIGjPbmGw73GRkOtdmcKqoA9-2FLUkOeQJ20SsuapEviZSuWmfgTLa8KZjdY6qsrwgBvUrNYgivYvzDLVnwcQ4k-2B9Q2jxtA-3D-3D)

Fulton County Open Records

From: Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections

Dear Liam Knox:

Thank you for submitting an Open Records Request to Fulton County, Georgia.

The County received your Open Records Act request dated February 25, 2019 and has assigned the reference number R001036-022519 for tracking purposes.

Record(s) Requested: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:A copy of all complaints issued by voters and constituents about voting in the November 2018 midterm and gubernatorial elections. I'm specifically referencing the long lines and delays that resulted from a lack of voting machines at certain polling locations, and the lack of preparedness for the high turnout experienced: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/415692-hundreds-of-voting-machines-sat-unused-in-georgia-as-voters-waited-on-longI am also requesting a copy of all internal communications regarding issues at polling locations sent during the month of November, 2018. Some keywords that might assist in your search are "voting machines," "delays," "voter registration," and "security breaches," but I am not limiting my request to a search for these keywords.In addition, I would like a copy of the call log from election day 2018 to the office of registration and elections.I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests.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 there are fees, 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.Sincerely,Liam KnoxUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/fulton-county-board-of-registration-and-elections-17322/files-re-delays-and-complications-at-polling-locations-election-day-2018-fulton-county-board-of-registration-and-elections-69681/?uuid-login=fb08dcb7-8a47-4018-a93b-7f3a7d3ebc64&email=steven.rosenberg%40fultoncountyga.gov#agency-reply

We will send out the request to the appropriate department(s).  If you should have any questions or concerns about the requested documents, please feel free to contact the Fulton County Open Records team. If there should be a cost associated with the Open Records Request we will contact you in a timely manner.

Fulton County has a new Open Records Center that allows you to submit and track Open Records Act requests.  Please visit the link below to monitor request progress and submit future requests.
Open Records Center (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN4OjjpaOTni1dw7ZZpYRHqcvgCfNYVRySRJK2HLMZoK1-2FGhDGE4WxNyNUQLDMwK0ozi0bC81S05z-2FQOfveubxHp2Ses0BTHC9aE3z1wPnhyb_0y6nleviif9RUHSlSR0K39wsMcky7Y5hg4LksbakUe22uq-2BuHg9pQon3eYtjQLDcVTPhmkyUdXYd3e6lHfbfMmojjePRwcA82v-2Fs9vgm4WUlXLRnB6-2FpVOljW4d2X8kTih6QJA34wS847j-2FYn635fOyu7TY6q7uEPbUmhLi3SDYh2aioJdcHcxF-2BVDzV0zQZeof0A86JefmwJ-2BQyFt-2BjyWe-2BNkqX1Ihp9Rx6xG1wuBq3pLhIUS6A8HOWcsXldNP-2FfuUYKxmFP3BcmgUjc-2FlxCGiRR-2Bn9-2BmxuDfkLQm8REupOAiVQAx0CE930U-2BIGjPbmGw73GRkOtdmcKqoA9-2FLUkOeQJ20SsuapEviZSuWmfgTLa8KZjdY6qsrwgBvUrNYgivYvzDLVnwcQ4k-2B9Q2jxtA-3D-3D)

Fulton County Open Records

From: Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections

--- Please respond above this line ---
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY 141 PRYOR STREET, S.W. SUITE 4038 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
STEVEN ROSENBERG
OPEN RECORDS CUSTODIAN
TELEPHONE (404) 612-0259
FACSIMILE (404) 730 -6324

March 01, 2019
SENT VIA EMAIL:
Dear Liam Knox:
This correspondence is in response to your Open Records Act Request Reference#: R001036-022519 dated February 25, 2019.  Your request sought the following: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all complaints issued by voters and constituents about voting in the November 2018 midterm and gubernatorial elections. I'm specifically referencing the long lines and delays that resulted from a lack of voting machines at certain polling locations, and the lack of preparedness for the high turnout experienced: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/415692-hundreds-of-voting-machines-sat-unused-in-georgia-as-voters-waited-on-long

I am also requesting a copy of all internal communications regarding issues at polling locations sent during the month of November, 2018. Some keywords that might assist in your search are "voting machines," "delays," "voter registration," and "security breaches," but I am not limiting my request to a search for these keywords.

In addition, I would like a copy of the call log from election day 2018 to the office of registration and elections.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests.

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 there are fees, 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.

Sincerely,

Liam Knox

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/fulton-county-board-of-registration-and-elections-17322/files-re-delays-and-complications-at-polling-locations-election-day-2018-fulton-county-board-of-registration-and-elections-69681/?uuid-login=fb08dcb7-8a47-4018-a93b-7f3a7d3ebc64&email=steven.rosenberg%40fultoncountyga.gov#agency-reply
After reviewing the aforementioned request, we have identified responsive records.Records are available electronically, you will not be charged.
Fulton County has uploaded the response records to your request to the portal. You can log into the system at Open Records Center. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN4OjjpaOTni1dw7ZZpYRHqcvgCfNYVRySRJK2HLMZoK1-2FGhDGE4WxNyNUQLDMwK0ozi0bC81S05z-2FQOfveubxHp2Ses0BTHC9aE3z1wPnhyb_0y6nleviif9RUHSlSR0K39wsMcky7Y5hg4LksbakUe22uq-2BuHg9pQon3eYtjQLDcVTPhmkyUdXYd3e6lHfbfMmojjePRwcA82v-2Fs9vgm4WUlXLRnB6-2FpVOljW4d2X8kTvTQY7HofszIDQmoDrN-2F45wLCdP8IHg3u9qCe-2BvqTFSOFFcjhlXTQ-2BGL9g5-2Fr-2FxnvelPFkIFV0Vp2oKwlHn-2FuXXAUHFqnHqs2bLdqx4nH62LvWadiWdfZr9cActDI0V3vPINVDDp3RV8XHax1qBQzoKb2K81x1tFHZF36jCFUU8b02wl4u5c7P4MBgzW8JSECVWof4i1bUkDvuNjcuohHQKMtxFjfMqb8mj-2FnYUTlJAmP05vV8Qs0zFlZn4JpbpEtdgRtLZbks-2FytSbmtTa8REw-3D-3D)

Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions. Sincerely, Mariska Bodison Registration & Elections
xc: Steven E. Rosenberg, Open Records Custodian
Unique Jones, Legal Assistant
To monitor the progress, update this request, and retrieve responsive records, please log into the Fulton County Open Records Center. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN4OjjpaOTni1dw7ZZpYRHqcvgCfNYVRySRJK2HLMZoK1-2FGhDGE4WxNyNUQLDMwK0ozi0bC81S05z-2FQOfveubxHp2Ses0BTHC9aE3z1wPnhyb_0y6nleviif9RUHSlSR0K39wsMcky7Y5hg4LksbakUe22uq-2BuHg9pQon3eYtjQLDcVTPhmkyUdXYd3e6lHfbfMmojjePRwcA82v-2Fs9vgm4WUlXLRnB6-2FpVOljW4d2X8kTvTQY7HofszIDQmoDrN-2F45wLCdP8IHg3u9qCe-2BvqTFSOFFcjhlXTQ-2BGL9g5-2Fr-2FxnvelPFkIFV0Vp2oKwlHn-2FuXXAUHFqnHqs2bLdqx4nH62LvWadiWdfZr9cActDI0V3v9Dcx-2F2LraEzFSXcKY1BVcHAVrelA8osFPBToDzje6KgJWGRjQxEsiu1MC6V8YUY2Hx2IE-2BSfL2yQIEEbDAi2TEoS-2F1NemRMWeSRK1fLRdkOmv6CYChlpTbjQB0Yz5-2BPqohsfS6C41uxHWmhg3I-2Fzbw-3D-3D)

From: Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections

--- Please respond above this line ---
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY 141 PRYOR STREET, S.W. SUITE 4038 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
STEVEN ROSENBERG
OPEN RECORDS CUSTODIAN
TELEPHONE (404) 612-0259
FACSIMILE (404) 730 -6324

March 01, 2019
SENT VIA EMAIL:
Dear Liam Knox:
This correspondence is in response to your Open Records Act Request Reference#: R001036-022519 dated February 25, 2019.  Your request sought the following: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all complaints issued by voters and constituents about voting in the November 2018 midterm and gubernatorial elections. I'm specifically referencing the long lines and delays that resulted from a lack of voting machines at certain polling locations, and the lack of preparedness for the high turnout experienced: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/415692-hundreds-of-voting-machines-sat-unused-in-georgia-as-voters-waited-on-long

I am also requesting a copy of all internal communications regarding issues at polling locations sent during the month of November, 2018. Some keywords that might assist in your search are "voting machines," "delays," "voter registration," and "security breaches," but I am not limiting my request to a search for these keywords.

In addition, I would like a copy of the call log from election day 2018 to the office of registration and elections.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests.

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 there are fees, 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.

Sincerely,

Liam Knox

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/fulton-county-board-of-registration-and-elections-17322/files-re-delays-and-complications-at-polling-locations-election-day-2018-fulton-county-board-of-registration-and-elections-69681/?uuid-login=fb08dcb7-8a47-4018-a93b-7f3a7d3ebc64&email=steven.rosenberg%40fultoncountyga.gov#agency-reply
After reviewing the aforementioned request, we have identified responsive records.Records are available electronically, you will not be charged.
Fulton County has uploaded the response records to your request to the portal. You can log into the system at Open Records Center. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN4OjjpaOTni1dw7ZZpYRHqcvgCfNYVRySRJK2HLMZoK1-2FGhDGE4WxNyNUQLDMwK0ozi0bC81S05z-2FQOfveubxHp2Ses0BTHC9aE3z1wPnhyb_0y6nleviif9RUHSlSR0K39wsMcky7Y5hg4LksbakUe22uq-2BuHg9pQon3eYtjQLDcVTPhmkyUdXYd3e6lHfbfMmojjePRwcA82v-2Fs9vgm4WUlXLRnB6-2FpVOljW4d2X8kTvTQY7HofszIDQmoDrN-2F45wLCdP8IHg3u9qCe-2BvqTFSOFFcjhlXTQ-2BGL9g5-2Fr-2FxnvelPFkIFV0Vp2oKwlHn-2FuXXAUHFqnHqs2bLdqx4nH62LvWadiWdfZr9cActDI0V3vPINVDDp3RV8XHax1qBQzoKb2K81x1tFHZF36jCFUU8b02wl4u5c7P4MBgzW8JSECVWof4i1bUkDvuNjcuohHQKMtxFjfMqb8mj-2FnYUTlJAmP05vV8Qs0zFlZn4JpbpEtdgRtLZbks-2FytSbmtTa8REw-3D-3D)

Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions. Sincerely, Mariska Bodison Registration & Elections
xc: Steven E. Rosenberg, Open Records Custodian
Unique Jones, Legal Assistant
To monitor the progress, update this request, and retrieve responsive records, please log into the Fulton County Open Records Center. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN4OjjpaOTni1dw7ZZpYRHqcvgCfNYVRySRJK2HLMZoK1-2FGhDGE4WxNyNUQLDMwK0ozi0bC81S05z-2FQOfveubxHp2Ses0BTHC9aE3z1wPnhyb_0y6nleviif9RUHSlSR0K39wsMcky7Y5hg4LksbakUe22uq-2BuHg9pQon3eYtjQLDcVTPhmkyUdXYd3e6lHfbfMmojjePRwcA82v-2Fs9vgm4WUlXLRnB6-2FpVOljW4d2X8kTvTQY7HofszIDQmoDrN-2F45wLCdP8IHg3u9qCe-2BvqTFSOFFcjhlXTQ-2BGL9g5-2Fr-2FxnvelPFkIFV0Vp2oKwlHn-2FuXXAUHFqnHqs2bLdqx4nH62LvWadiWdfZr9cActDI0V3v9Dcx-2F2LraEzFSXcKY1BVcHAVrelA8osFPBToDzje6KgJWGRjQxEsiu1MC6V8YUY2Hx2IE-2BSfL2yQIEEbDAi2TEoS-2F1NemRMWeSRK1fLRdkOmv6CYChlpTbjQB0Yz5-2BPqohsfS6C41uxHWmhg3I-2Fzbw-3D-3D)

From: Liam Knox

Thank you very much!

Liam Knox
MuckRock

From: Liam Knox

Hello!

I wanted to follow up and see if you could address a part of my original request that wasn't fulfilled. I'd like a copy of all internal emails regarding issues at polling locations sent during the month of November, 2018. Some keywords that might assist in your search are "voting machines," "delays," "voter registration," and "security breaches," but I am not limiting my request to a search for these keywords. If possible, I would like a copy of all emails sent from constituents to the Board of Registration and Elections from Nov. 1, 2018 to Nov. 20, 2018.

Let me know if you need any further clarification. Thank you!

Best,

Liam Knox
MuckRock News

From: Liam Knox

Hi,

I'm following up on my last email. I would still like that part of my original request to be fulfilled. To make your search less burdensome, I can narrow that to: a copy of all emails sent to or from the following board employees' accounts from Nov. 1, 2018 to Nov. 20, 2018:
Mary Carole Cooney
Vernetta Nuriddin
David J. Burge
Mark Wingate
Aaron Johnson

Please let me know when you receive this request and being processing it. Thank you!

Best,

Liam Knox
MuckRock News

From: Liam Knox

Hello,

I am following up, once again, on my addition to my original request, which you fulfilled. I am requesting a copy of all emails sent to or from the following board employees' accounts from Nov. 1, 2018 to Nov. 20, 2018:
Mary Carole Cooney
Vernetta Nuriddin
David J. Burge
Mark Wingate
Aaron Johnson

Please let me know when you receive this request and being processing it.

Best,

Liam Knox
MuckRock News

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