Dear Alpha Borough,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:
1. Names of Republican and Democratic candidates on Alpha's 2019 primary ballot. Include documents and petitions specific to this request.

Yours faithfully,

Lisa

OPRA, Alpha Borough

Thank you for submitting your OPRA request. Requests will be processed
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. as per N.J.S.A.
47:1A-5(a).

OPRA requests must be for a specific public document and should list a
specific date or dates. OPRA requests with terms "any and all", requests
for information, requests that require research into documents, or
requests that require the Clerk's office to create a document shall be
rejected.

 

OPRA, Alpha Borough

Ms. LaCaruba:
Please identify the specific record you are requesting.

Sincerely,

Donna L. Messina
Custodian of Records
Alpha Borough
1001 East Blvd.
Alpha, NJ 08865
[email address]

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Dear OPRA,
I believe I did specify by using the term petition.
Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa

OPRA, Alpha Borough

Thank you for submitting your OPRA request. Requests will be processed
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. as per N.J.S.A.
47:1A-5(a).

OPRA requests must be for a specific public document and should list a
specific date or dates. OPRA requests with terms "any and all", requests
for information, requests that require research into documents, or
requests that require the Clerk's office to create a document shall be
rejected.

 

Dear Alpha Borough,
To clarify my original request that yielded questions from the Acting Municipal Clerk:
Please provide copies of all partisan and/or non-partisan candidate petitions filed for municipal offices and county committees in the municipality of Alpha. I trust that this request is detailed enough so the Acting Municipal Clerk can fill it without issue or further questions.

Yours faithfully,

Lisa

OPRA, Alpha Borough

Thank you for submitting your OPRA request. Requests will be processed
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. as per N.J.S.A.
47:1A-5(a).

OPRA requests must be for a specific public document and should list a
specific date or dates. OPRA requests with terms "any and all", requests
for information, requests that require research into documents, or
requests that require the Clerk's office to create a document shall be
rejected.

 

OPRA, Alpha Borough

Ms. LaCaruba:
Yes. This is what I needed. There are many, many records in the Clerk's office. We need to make sure we are providing you with exactly what you are requesting which is why we need the resident to identify the exact record/records.

Your request stated:
"Names of Republican and Democratic candidates on Alpha's 2019 primary ballot" - this does not describe the actual record.
Next, you ask for "Include documents and petitions specific to this request" - "include documents and..." does not describe a record.

Your clarifying request is exactly what I needed to ensure that I am providing you with the "specific" record to which you are entitled to receiving.

Sincerely,
Donna

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OPRA, Alpha Borough

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Ms. LaCaruba:

I have attached the records responsive to your OPRA request dated 4/5/19.

Sincerely,

Donna L. Messina
Custodian of Records
Alpha Borough
1001 East Blvd.
Alpha, NJ 08865
[email address]

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