APRA procedures (Secretary of State)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Secretary of State of Rhode Island.


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

Written procedures for access to the agency’s public records, including any
records request forms required or suggested by the agency

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 MuckRock.com, 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Paul Caranci

Dear Mr. Musgrave:
In response to your request I am providing the written policy for accessing public records from the Office of the Secretary of State. The policy includes a copy of the form that you requested. In as much as this information is available on the Secretary of State's Webpage at www.sos.ri.gov, there is no charge for this information.
I hope this provides all the information that you have requested. If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Paul F. Caranci
Deputy Secretary of State