Copies of certain documents pertaining to General Election years 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Ocean County should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Ocean County,

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:
Election years requested: 11/8/2016, 11/6/2018, 11/3/2020 and 11/2/2021.

• Copy of the certified election tapes.

• Full and complete copy of General Election Official Abstract of Votes report by Municipality or by precinct, whichever conform to Statute or regulation.

• Please provide a copy of external communication including those posted on website or social media platforms indicating to voters changes made due to Executive Orders in the election process for November 2020 and 2021.

Yours faithfully,

DN

Gunther, Michelle, Ocean County

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DN,

 

This office received your OPRA request today, 7/15/2022.  Kindly be
advised that your request should be directed to the Ocean County Clerk's
Office and the Ocean County Election Board, as they each have a separate
Custodian of Records who maintains their records. By copy of this email, I
am forwarding your request to Scott Colabella, Ocean County Clerk, Barbara
Lanuto, Ocean County Deputy Clerk, and Jason Varano and Beth McGuckin,
both with the Ocean County Election Board, for their action.  Should you
wish to discuss your request further, please contact the Ocean County
Clerk's Office directly at (732) 929-2018 or the Ocean County Election
Board directly at (732) 929-2167.

 

Respectfully submitted,

[1]Michelle I

Clerk of the Board

Ocean County Board of Commissioners

101 Hooper Avenue, P.O. Box 2191

Toms River, New Jersey 08754-2191

Phone: (732) 929-2005

[2]https://co.ocean.nj.us/frmOpraLaw.aspx

 

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Kindly be advised that this request should be directed to the Ocean County
Election Board, who has their own Custodian of Records to maintain their
records.  By copy of this email, I am forwarding your request to Jason
Varano and Beth McGuckin for their action. Should you wish to discuss your
OPRA request further, please contact the Election Board directly at (732)
929-2167.

 

From: Wanda Opdyke <[OPRA #33874 email]>
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2022 10:40 AM
To: OPRA <[Ocean County request email]>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] OPRA request - Copies of certain documents pertaining
to General Election years 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021

 

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Dear Ocean County,

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:

Election years requested: 11/8/2016, 11/6/2018, 11/3/2020 and 11/2/2021.

• Copy of the certified election tapes.

• Full and complete copy of General Election Official Abstract of Votes
report by Municipality or by precinct, whichever conform to Statute or
regulation.

• Please provide a copy of external communication including those posted
on website or social media platforms indicating to voters changes made due
to Executive Orders in the election process for November 2020 and 2021.

Yours faithfully,

DN

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Hopkins , Cheryl, Ocean County

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DN:

 

The Canvass Reports containing the election results by
municipality/district/contests of the General Elections you’ve listed
below can be found on the Ocean County Clerk’s website:
[1]www.oceancountyclerk.com; click on elections, archives, then select the
year and election.

 

 

• Full and complete copy of General Election Official Abstract of Votes
report by Municipality or by precinct, whichever conform to Statute or
regulation.

 

 

Cheryl L. Hopkins

Supervising Election Clerk

118 Washington Street

Toms River, NJ  08753

Phone 732-929-2153

Fax      732-349-4336

[2][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Hopkins , Cheryl,
Thank you for the information and for passing my request along to the relevant stakeholders; I look forward to receiving each of their responses.

Yours sincerely,

DN

Dear Michelle,
Thank you for the information below; I have not yet received a response but being the 7th business day following submission of this OPRA request, I look forward to receiving the data today:

"By copy of this email, I am forwarding your request to Scott Colabella, Ocean County Clerk, Barbara
Lanuto, Ocean County Deputy Clerk, and Jason Varano and Beth McGuckin,
both with the Ocean County Election Board, for their action. Should you
wish to discuss your request further, please contact the Ocean County
Clerk's Office directly at (732) 929-2018 or the Ocean County Election
Board directly at (732) 929-2167"

Dear Hopkins , Cheryl,
I hope you are well; as this OPRA is past due please provide an update? You previously wrote "the Ocean County Clerk's Office and the Ocean County Election Board, as they each have a separate
Custodian of Records who maintains their records. By copy of this email, I
am forwarding your request to Scott Colabella, Ocean County Clerk, Barbara
Lanuto, Ocean County Deputy Clerk, and Jason Varano and Beth McGuckin,
both with the Ocean County Election Board, for their action"

Unfortunately, no one responded. Per the OPRA portal, "Response to this request is delayed. By law, Ocean County should normally have responded promptly and by July 26, 2022"

Yours sincerely,

Wanda Opdyke

Hopkins , Cheryl, Ocean County

Ms. Opdyke:

In response to your email (below) that I received today, I’ve copied my
answer below as well as your response.  I’ve filled the County Clerk’s
portion of the OPRA request with my response - that the Election Results
requested can be found on the County Clerk’s website.

Respectfully,

 

Cheryl L. Hopkins

Supervising Election Clerk

118 Washington Street

Toms River, NJ  08753

Phone 732-929-2153

Fax      732-349-4336

[1][email address]

 

 

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Dear Hopkins , Cheryl,

Thank you for the information and for passing my request along to the
relevant stakeholders; I look forward to receiving each of their
responses.

Yours sincerely,

DN

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Dear Hopkins , Cheryl,
Thank you for sharing the link to the canvassing reports however this OPRA request has three components; please see below. We are still awaiting responses to the first and third bullet points regarding the certified election tapes and external voter directed communications. Could you provide a timeline for these? thank you again:

Records requested:
Election years requested: 11/8/2016, 11/6/2018, 11/3/2020 and 11/2/2021.
• Copy of the certified election tapes.
• Full and complete copy of General Election Official Abstract of Votes
report by Municipality or by precinct, whichever conform to Statute or
regulation. (RECEIVED LINK TO CANVASSING REPORTS)
• Please provide a copy of external communication including those posted
on website or social media platforms indicating to voters changes made due
to Executive Orders in the election process for November 2020 and 2021.

Yours sincerely,
DN