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.
Pursuant to OPRA and the common law, please produce the following records in an Excel-compatible format (.xls, .csv) for our clients. Please note that our clients have an urgent need for this data, so we ask that you expedite this request and produce a response “within seven business days, or as soon as possible” per NJSA 47:1A-5(i):
1. Precinct-level gubernatorial election results from 2017 and 2013 (and 2021, if available)
2. Precinct-level state legislative primary and general election results from 2017 and 2019 (and earlier cycles and 2021 if available)
You can email the data to me at this email address.
Zachary A. Levy Esq.
This office received your OPRA request today, 12/27/2021. Kindly be advised that your request should be directed to the Ocean County Clerk. By copy of this email, I am forwarding your request to Scott Colabella and Barbara Lanuto. Should you wish to discuss your request further, please contact the Ocean County Clerk's Office directly at 732.929.2018.
Michelle I. Gunther
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
OPRA: RIGHT OF APPEAL
If you wish to challenge a decision of the Custodian of Records denying access to government records, you may:
- Institute a proceeding to challenge the decision by filing an action in the Superior Court of New Jersey; or
- File a complaint with the Government Records Council in the Department of Community Affairs. (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-6).
The email OPRA request for election results data is all available on our internet website - oceancountyclerk.com
The specific link is below:
All Election results are by year and Primary/General and precinct level - you just click in the Elections Page archive section to find the year you are seeking.
Dear Colabella , Scott,
Thank you for the website link. I was able to download the data with respect to the 2013 and 2017 elections, but not the requested data for the 2021 election. Can you please either provide that data to me (or tell me specifically where I can find it), or confirm that Ocean County does not have that data?