Voter registration website (Pennsylvania Department of State)

Jason Koebler filed this request with the Pennsylvania Department of State of Pennsylvania.
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Multi Request Voter registration website


From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

A series of voter registration website outages have made national news in recent weeks:

Therefore, I request the following information:

- Contracts, plans, RFPs, and underlying information about the design of online voter registration systems
- Presentations and emails regarding these systems
- Any disaster recovery / backup plans / failsafes for voter registration databases and registration websites or emails/plans/RFPs/presentations regarding this
- Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity contracts, plans, RFPs, presentations for voter registration websites and databases
- Any cybersecurity audits/penetration test reports / RFPs and contracts regarding online voter registration systems

Please search from Jan 1, 2018 until the day this request is processed.

These documents will be used for reporting on Motherboard, VICE Media's science and tech website (

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Jason Koebler

From: Pennsylvania Department of State

This request was not received until October 15th by our office. You will receive a response by October 22.

From: Pennsylvania Department of State

Good afternoon,

Please see the Department's response to your Right-To-Know request.

Thank you.

Rebecca Fuhrman | Agency Open Records Officer
Department of State | Office of Chief Counsel
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
306 North Office Building | 401 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717.783.3585 | Fax: 717.214.9899<>

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From: Pennsylvania Department of State

Good afternoon,

The Department is in the process of compiling the information you requested, however we will need additional time. The program area has been extremely busy due to the election. Now that the election is winding down, their resources can be used to compile the records. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you.

From: Pennsylvania Department of State


Please see the Department's response to your Right-To-Know request.

Thank you,


Janelle S. Hawthorne, J.D.
Law Clerk l Agency Open Records Officer
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Chief Counsel | Department of State
North Office Building | Room 306 l 401 North Street l Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717.317.5340 | Fax: 717.214.9899 |<> l<><>