|Submitted||July 3, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
1) A list, preferably in a table, of driver license applications submitted in the state of Ohio between Jan 1, 2014 to present by people born in Puerto Rico. This should include the date the application was submitted, the person's current residence, their birthplace (Puerto Rico) and if the application was approved, pending or denied and the reason why it is pending or denied.
2) A description of the process and/or policies used to verify the eligibility of people in Puerto Rico for a driver's license in Ohio.
3) Copies of all materials and/or instructions used to verify the citizenship of people born in Puerto Rico.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. As I am a member of the media and this information will be used to inform the public, I request a fee waiver for this request. Also, as this is urgent public information, I request that it be expedited.
In the event that there are fees, I would be willing to pay up to $10 and 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 business days.
Thank you for your recent public record request.
As required by law, attached is your acknowledgment letter regarding your public record request.
I will follow-up with you regarding your request and/or will notify you when responsive records, if any, are available.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Chief, BMV Record Services
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Phone # - (614) 752-7631
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Ohio Open Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 3, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #19-002146.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
For item 1, you asked for the list of individuals, their current residence, their birthplace, and if the application was approved, pending, or denied and the reason why it is pending or denied.
Due to DPPA restrictions, we cannot provide the name and current residence address. I have included the redaction reasons form.
Additionally, the Ohio BMV does not deny or place applications in a pending status. When an individual would like to obtain an Ohio DL or ID, they simply provide appropriate documents and we issue the DL or ID.
We also attached the Deputy Registrar Procedure Manual, which we use on all applicants, regardless of where they are from.