PA 2019 Election Complaints - Philadelphia

Adrien Salzberg filed this request with the Office Of The Philadephia City Commissioners of Philadelphia, PA.
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6054

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From: Adrien Salzberg


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all records from January 1, 2019, to the date this request is processed, concerning election complaints forwarded to the county from the Pennsylvania Department of State. A spreadsheet obtained via a previous request to the department showed that in 2019, 11 election complaints were submitted to Philadelphia County, including 3 instances of voter intimidation, 1 instance each of poll worker violations, voter registration issues, and tampering with ballots, and 5 instances labeled "other." Responsive documents would include investigations into these complaints and the findings of the elections division.

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.

Sincerely,

Adrien Salzberg

From: Office Of The Philadephia City Commissioners

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Dear requests@muckrock.com,

Thank you for your correspondence. This is an automatic response to let you know that the City will process your request and respond further within 5 business days of its receipt by an Open Records Officer. Please note that requests received after 5PM are deemed received the next business day. If you do not receive an email within 5 business days, please contact the City immediately as occasionally a requester's spam blocking service interferes with the delivery of our emails and we are not aware of the issue.  Did you know that the City already releases a lot of information and open data online? You might be able to find the answer to your inquiry right now!


Here are some common types of requests we receive and where to find this information online right now:  

Search for a property's L&I related permits, licenses, violations, and appeals with the L&I property history tool. 

Search for a property's Real Estate Tax Balance with the Revenue Department's tax real estate lookup tool. 

Find all of the City of Philadelphia's open data sets, including City employee salary data, on Open Data Philly, the Philadelphia region's open data portal. 

Search information about professional service contracts online at eContract Philly. 

Search information about procurement contracts online with PHL Contracts. 

Search City legislation and related hearings online with Legistar. 

Obtain financial disclosure forms from the Department of Records. 


If you are seeking a police incident report, you can obtain the proper form from the Department of Records. Please note that police incident reports cost $25.00.  The City of Philadelphia is often confused with other entities, such as the ones below. If you want to submit a request to one of these entities, please click the links below to be directed to their Open Records Policies: 

Philadelphia Parking Authority 


School District of Philadelphia 


City of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office 


Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority 


First Judicial District (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas) 


If one of these sources has solved your inquiry, please let us know! Otherwise, thank you for your patience, and we will be in touch soon.  Sincerely, The City of Philadelphia Please Note: To help make sure that future emails from us don't end up in your spam or junk folder, please add this email address to your safe sender list.

From: Office Of The Philadephia City Commissioners

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT One Parkway Building 1515 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Marcel S. Pratt City Solicitor  BY EMAIL: requests@muckrock.com Re: Adrien Salzberg: Pennsylvania Right to Know Act Request: PA 2019 Election Complaints - Philadelphia Request #: 6054 Dear Adrien Salzberg: Thank you for writing to the City of Philadelphia (City) with your request for information. A brief description of your request(s) as well as the City’s internal tracking number can be found below. This letter serves as an acknowledgement of receipt of your request and notice of the City’s Open Records Policy pursuant to the Right to Know Law. Please note at the outset that written requests for records to state and local agencies in Pennsylvania are generally governed by the Commonwealth’s Right to Know Law (RTKL), 65 P.S. §§ 67.101-67.3104. In accordance with RTKL, the City has promulgated an Open Records Policy, which requires the standard statewide Right to Know Form be used for the submission of written requests pursuant to RTKL. See 65 P.S. § 67.504(a); Dekok v. Lancaster County, AP 2010-1197, 2011 PA O.O.R.D. LEXIS 25 at *5 and n.1 (Pa. O.O.R. Jan. 17, 2011) (holding that in accordance with the Right to Know Law, an agency may adopt a policy requiring the use of the standard statewide form established by the Office of Open Records in order to file a Right to Know Request); accord Pa. Gaming Control Bd. v. Office of Open Records, 48 A.3d 503 (Pa. Cmmw. 2012). As your request was not submitted on or with the standard statewide form, the City does not consider your request to be a RTK Request pursuant to RTKL and will process it as an informal request. You do not have to resubmit your request for the City to respond unless you are specifically informed otherwise. The City reserves the right to require a formal RTK Request be submitted pursuant to RTKL before releasing records. The City is continuing to process the request you have submitted as an informal request outside RTKL and will be in touch with you further to respond to your request. However, if you would like to file a RTK Request, please submit your request on or with the standard statewide Right to Know Form and address your request to the appropriate open records officer in accordance with the City’s Right to Know Policy. Please include this notice with your RTK Request. Please note that if you resubmit your request as a written request pursuant to RTKL, the City will deem your informal request to have been withdrawn. The City’s Open Records Policy can be found here: http://www.phila.gov/privacy/pdfs/FinalCityOpenRecords.pdf The statewide form appears at the end of the City’s Right to Know Policy. If you require a hard copy of the form and/or policy, please let me know and one will be provided. The City reserves the right to assert any and all grounds of denial in its final response to your request. Respectfully, Jill I. Freeman Deputy City Solicitor (215) 683-5069 (fax) Tracking #: Salzberg 6054 Request Summary: All records concerning election complaints forwarded to the county from the Pennsylvania Department of State from 1/1/19 to present. Original Request:
Rec’d: 10/22/19



 


 



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requests@muckrock.com <requests@muckrock.com>

From: Office Of The Philadephia City Commissioners

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Dear Adrien Salzberg,

Thank you for your correspondence. This is an automatic response to let you know that the City will process your request and respond further within 5 business days of its receipt by an Open Records Officer. Please note that requests received after 5PM are deemed received the next business day. If you do not receive an email within 5 business days, please contact the City immediately as occasionally a requester's spam blocking service interferes with the delivery of our emails and we are not aware of the issue.  Did you know that the City already releases a lot of information and open data online? You might be able to find the answer to your inquiry right now!


Here are some common types of requests we receive and where to find this information online right now:  

Search for a property's L&I related permits, licenses, violations, and appeals with the L&I property history tool. 

Search for a property's Real Estate Tax Balance with the Revenue Department's tax real estate lookup tool. 

Find all of the City of Philadelphia's open data sets, including City employee salary data, on Open Data Philly, the Philadelphia region's open data portal. 

Search information about professional service contracts online at eContract Philly. 

Search information about procurement contracts online with PHL Contracts. 

Search City legislation and related hearings online with Legistar. 

Obtain financial disclosure forms from the Department of Records. 


If you are seeking a police incident report, you can obtain the proper form from the Department of Records. Please note that police incident reports cost $25.00.  The City of Philadelphia is often confused with other entities, such as the ones below. If you want to submit a request to one of these entities, please click the links below to be directed to their Open Records Policies: 

Philadelphia Parking Authority 


School District of Philadelphia 


City of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office 


Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority 


First Judicial District (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas) 


If one of these sources has solved your inquiry, please let us know! Otherwise, thank you for your patience, and we will be in touch soon.  Sincerely, The City of Philadelphia Please Note: To help make sure that future emails from us don't end up in your spam or junk folder, please add this email address to your safe sender list.

From: Office Of The Philadephia City Commissioners

Dear Mr. Salzberg:

Attached please find the final response to your RTK request.

Sincerely,

Jill I. Freeman, Esq.
Deputy City Solicitor
Legislation & Legal Counsel Unit
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5457 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

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