SOS emails re: LR-126 columns

Troy Carter filed this request with the Secretary of State of Montana.


From: Troy Carter

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Montana's Constitution, Article II, § 9, I hereby request the following records:

All emails between Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and staff members in the Secretary of State's department that include the phrases "Legislative Referendum 126" , "LR-126" or " "LR126" between August 1, 2014 and September 1, 2014.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Troy Carter
Bozeman Daily Chronicle

From: Wolf, Jeanne

Dear Mr. Carter – attached is the Secretary of State’s second response to your public records request of 9/30/14.

Jeanne Wolf
Montana Secretary of State's Office
(406) 444-4277
(406) 444-4249 (FAX)

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Quintana,

Please find enclosed a check for $3.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached request for emails regarding LR-126.

Thank you very much for your help.

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Wolf,

A check in the requested amount has been placed in the mail.

Thank you very much for your help!

From: Secretary of State

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Secretary of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.