Recount policies/procedures/costs (Office of the Attorney General - Kansas)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General - Kansas of Kansas.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all policies and procedures regarding the recount of federal, state, or local ballot initiatives, including all materials regarding the following specific points:

• All policies and procedures regarding the initiation of a request to recount votes regarding a particular candidate position or ballot initiative
• All policies and procedures regarding the technical, practical measures for execution of a recount
• All policies, procedures, and considerations regarding the cost and budget of an execution of a recount
• All policies and procedures regarding the tallying and reporting of a vote recount

Please provide relevant procedures for jurisdictions under this agency.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: General

Ms. Beryl,

Please see the attached letter.


C. Moe
120 S.W. 10th, Ste 430, Topeka KS 66612
(785) 296-2215 - Phone (785) 296-3131 - Fax<> - Website

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From: Whelan, Cheryl

December 28, 2016

Dear Ms. Lipton:

On December 27, 2016, we received your email dated December 26, 2016. In your email, you stated the following:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 6, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

On December 6, 2016, we received your email of the same date requesting records in the possession of this office. On December 9, 2016, we submitted our response via email to the preferred email address established by MuckRock for this request for records.

As of the writing of this email, the MuckRock website incorrectly lists the status of your request for records as "Awaiting Response." We note that the MuckRock website shows that MuckRock received our response on December 9, 2016, and our response is posted on the website. Therefore, your email dated December 26, 2016, clearly is incorrect.


Cheryl Whelan, Assistant Attorney General
Director of Open Government Training and Compliance
Legal Opinions & Government Counsel Division
Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt
120 SW Tenth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
785-368-8402 phone
785-296-6296 fax

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