Letter to Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk requesting 2020 election Cast Vote Record
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Dean C. Logan
Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Dear Mr. Logan:
Under the California Public Records Act § 6250 et seq., This request is for information from the General Election held on NOVEMBER 3, 2020 and for the Statewide Direct Primary Election held JUNE 7, 2022.
PART 1: I am requesting a text, comma, or tab delimited file, or a text-based report, listing, in the sequence processed by the county, every ballot, its sequential ID, its timestamp, its method of voting (for example: in-person, mail-in, provisional, absentee, “other”, etc. – any and all ballots that were tabulated as part of the 2020 General Election), the specific votes contained for all races, and the batch ID and tabulator ID. Should any fields not be available, please include the fields which are. In addition I am requesting the associated spread sheet and text file for these elections.
To be clear, I am NOT requesting a summary report of votes, I am requesting a per-ballot report. This set of information is sometimes known as a “Cast Vote Record” (CVR), “ballot log”, or a “summary of ballots”. If the data exists as multiple files or reports, for instance by batch or by precinct, you do not need to aggregate them, please send the individual files. I specifically do NOT want any information that identifies a specific voter, and I guarantee and stipulate that this information will not be used for that purpose.
PART 2: I am also requesting the Ballot Manifest Report (also known as the Tabulator Batch Report) for all ballots included the tabulation of the results of the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. This report should include the information that specifies the method by which each ballot was cast. (ie: in-person, by-mail, provisional, absentee, etc.).
PART 3: I am also requesting the ballot images, both pre image and the post image scan for all mail in and absentee ballots cast.
I am hopeful that there is someone within the (County) County Elections Commission or Board of Elections who will be able to generate the reports I am looking for. Since this request is for information that will be used for educational purposes, and is NOT INTENDED FOR COMMERCIAL USE, I would like to also respectfully request that any fees be waived.
Ideally, I would like to receive the reports via electronic transmission. However, if the data files are too large, and must be copied to a USB drive, I will happily supply the necessary device to the county in order to make that happen.
I would like to thank you in advance for your assistance with my request. If you already posses such a report including the information outlined above, please send that report.
I also request that you insure that these records be preserved as they are being requested and are under question.
The California Public Records Act requires a response within ten business days.
If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.
Thank you for considering my request.
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