access to the Honolulu County Voter Registration Database

Request to:
Office of Elections
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request refused
Refusal Reason
In regard to your request, your request is denied as it falls into a category of documents exempt from disclosure in HRS § 92F-13(3) (i.e. "Government records that, by their nature, must be confidential in order for the government to avoid the frustration of a legitimate government function). Specifically, elections are considered critical infrastructure, and this includes the statewide voter registration system. In general, in order to safeguard critical infrastructure, the state’s practice is to not disclose IT security methodology, activities and data, including equipment and software employed and remediation actions, if any, because doing so could advertise vulnerabilities, promote phishing, and/or expose or impede investigation activities. Your request for names of employees with read/write access or administrative access could impact the safeguarding of critical infrastructure.
Summary of Request
1. The names of all persons employed at the Honolulu City Clerk's office with read/write access to the online Voter Registration System from the time period 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2020 2. The names of all persons employed at the Honolulu City Clerk's office with adminstrative access to the online Voter Registration System from the time period 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2020

Messages in this request

From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Records Request for Office of Elections: access to the Honolulu County Voter Registration Database [#674]
Date Feb. 1, 2022, 11:09 a.m.
To Office of Elections
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
1. The names of all persons employed at the Honolulu City Clerk's office with read/write access to the online Voter Registration System from the time period 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2020 2. The names of all persons employed at the Honolulu City Clerk's office with adminstrative access to the online Voter Registration System from the time period 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2020
[... Show complete request text] << Name Not Public >>
  1. 3 months, 2 weeks agoFeb. 1, 2022, 11:09 a.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Office of Elections.
From Kataoka, Jaime N – Office of Elections
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Office of Elections: access to the Honolulu County Voter Registration Database [#674]
Date Feb. 15, 2022, 4:21 p.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

Dear Ms. << Name removed >> , Please see attached Notice to Requester in response to your records request. Thank you, Jaime Kataoka Voter Services State of Hawaii, Office of Elections (808) 453-VOTE (8683)
-----Original Message----- From: << Name removed >> << Name removed >> <<name and email address> > Sent: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 11:10 AM To: OE.Elections < <name and email address> > Subject: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Office of Elections: access to the Honolulu County Voter Registration Database [#674] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. 1. The names of all persons employed at the Honolulu City Clerk's office with read/write access to the online Voter Registration System from the time period 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2020 2. The names of all persons employed at the Honolulu City Clerk's office with adminstrative access to the online Voter Registration System from the time period 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2020 Mahalo, << Name removed >> << Name removed >>
  1. 3 months agoFeb. 15, 2022, 4:21 p.m.: Received an email from Office of Elections.
  2. 2 months, 3 weeks agoFeb. 20, 2022, 12:19 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> published an attachment on request access to the Honolulu County Voter Registration Database.
  3. 2 months, 3 weeks agoFeb. 20, 2022, 12:19 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> published an attachment on request access to the Honolulu County Voter Registration Database.
  4. 2 months, 3 weeks agoFeb. 20, 2022, 12:20 p.m.: Office of Elections refused to provide information on the grounds of In regard to your request, your request is denied as it falls into a category of documents exempt from disclosure in HRS § 92F-13(3) (i.e. "Government records that, by their nature, must be confidential in order for the government to avoid the frustration of a legitimate government function). Specifically, elections are considered critical infrastructure, and this includes the statewide voter registration system. In general, in order to safeguard critical infrastructure, the state’s practice is to not disclose IT security methodology, activities and data, including equipment and software employed and remediation actions, if any, because doing so could advertise vulnerabilities, promote phishing, and/or expose or impede investigation activities. Your request for names of employees with read/write access or administrative access could impact the safeguarding of critical infrastructure..