Records relating to potential changes in voting laws

Joshua Eaton filed this request with the kansas secretary of state of Kansas.


From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the following records:

The two documents U.S. Magistrate Judge James O’Hara ordered the Secretary of State's office to produce on April 5, 2017, namely: (1) a “strategic plan” for the Department of Homeland Security, and (2) an internal office draft of proposed changes in federal voting laws.

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.

Joshua Eaton

From: Kora [KSOS]

Dear Mr. Eaton:

This communication is an initial response to your request. The Office of the Kansas Secretary of State (hereinafter “Office”) has received your request. The Office is unable to immediately grant access to or disclose existing public records to which your request applies, if any, due to the number of requests the Office receives and because the Office must review every request to determine, among other things, whether the Kansas Open Records Act (hereinafter “KORA”) applies to the request. If your request applies to existing public records the disclosure of which KORA requires, the Office will process your request for fulfillment. However, KORA and/or other law(s) may prohibit, restrict, or not require disclosure of the record(s) to which your request applies (if any).

The Office generally processes and fulfills requests within 15 business days from the date the Office determines a request seeks existing public records that are required to be disclosed. Less or more processing and fulfillment time may be needed depending on the scope of the request. The Office generally processes requests in the order in which they are received.

The Office may charge and require advance payment of a reasonable fee for providing access to or disclosing existing public records. The fee charged may be used to recoup the actual cost(s) incurred by the Office for, among other things, the staff time, computer services, and/or photocopying required to fulfill your request. The Office will notify you prior to processing your request if advance payment of a fee will be required.


Jesse Burris
KORA Officer

Office of the Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564

From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 5, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: kansas secretary of state

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Harden, BJ [KSOS]

Mr. Eaton, please find attached the response to your Kansas Open Records Act request. Thank you.

BJ Harden, JD
Acting Assistant Secretary of State
Deputy Secretary of State: Policy
Kansas Secretary of State | 785-296-3489 P |<>
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor | 120 S.W. 10th Avenue | Topeka, KS 66612-1594
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