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Hawaii County 2020 General Election Ballot Chain of Custody Records

Request to:
Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request awaits classification
Summary of Request
Please provide chain of custody of all ballots collected from drop boxes and retrieved via the US Mail throughout the island of Hawaii, from the time of ballot drop to poll closing on Election Day 2020. Please include location, ballot count and or weight, time stamp, staff locations & custody sign off, route structure of all transportation of all transferred ballots between point of pickup and ballot counting election facility. Including any and all transfers of vehicles or drivers.

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From Barbara Puakea Balatico
Subject Records Request for Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk: Hawaii County 2020 General Election Ballot Chain of Custody Records [#811]
Date Aug. 28, 2022, 12:50 a.m.
To Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk
Status Awaiting response
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Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
Please provide chain of custody of all ballots collected from drop boxes and retrieved via the US Mail throughout the island of Hawaii, from the time of ballot drop to poll closing on Election Day 2020. Please include location, ballot count and or weight, time stamp, staff locations & custody sign off, route structure of all transportation of all transferred ballots between point of pickup and ballot counting election facility. Including any and all transfers of vehicles or drivers.
[... Show complete request text] Barbara Puakea Balatico
  1. 1 month agoAug. 28, 2022, 12:50 a.m.: Barbara Puakea Balatico sent a message to Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk.
  2. 1 week, 6 days agoSept. 14, 2022, midnight: This request became overdue
From Barbara Puakea Balatico
Subject Records Request for Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk: Hawaii County 2020 General Election Ballot Chain of Custody Records [#811]
Date Sept. 14, 2022, 3:01 p.m.
To Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk

Aloha, My UIPA request "Hawaii County 2020 General Election Ballot Chain of Custody Records" (08/28/2022) was not answered in the time defined by HAR 2-71-13. Please update me on the status of my request as soon as possible. Mahalo,
  1. 1 week, 5 days agoSept. 14, 2022, 3:01 p.m.: Barbara Puakea Balatico sent a message to Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk.
From Araceley, Relley – Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk
Subject RE: Records Request for Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk: Hawaii County 2020 General Election Ballot Chain of Custody Records [#811]
Date Sept. 14, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
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Aloha, On August 29, 2022, the Office of the County Clerk, County of Hawaii received your request for: • the chain of custody of all ballots collected from drop boxes and retrieved via the US Mail throughout the island of Hawaii, from the time of ballot drop to poll closing on Election Day 2020. Please include location, ballot count and or weight, time stamp, staff locations & custody sign off, route structure of all transportation of all transferred ballots between point of pickup and ballot counting election facility. Including any and all transfers of vehicles or drivers. We are unable to provide the requested information pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes ("HRS") 92F-11(c) which states that, "unless the information is readily retrievable by the agency in the form in which it is requested, an agency shall not be required to prepare a compilation or summary of its records." As noted in the attached “Notice to Requester” (NTR) form, the information you requested is not readily retrievable by the Elections division and therefore we are incapable of providing you the requested "chain of custody" that is being requested. Attached to this email is your original request and the “Notice to Requester” (NTR) form noting our emailed response to you here. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.
-----Original Message----- From: Barbara Puakea Balatico <<e mail address>> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 12:51 AM To: Clerk-Council < <name and email address> > Subject: Records Request for Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk: Hawaii County 2020 General Election Ballot Chain of Custody Records [#811] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. Please provide chain of custody of all ballots collected from drop boxes and retrieved via the US Mail throughout the island of Hawaii, from the time of ballot drop to poll closing on Election Day 2020. Please include location, ballot count and or weight, time stamp, staff locations & custody sign off, route structure of all transportation of all transferred ballots between point of pickup and ballot counting election facility. Including any and all transfers of vehicles or drivers. Mahalo, Barbara Puakea Balatico
  1. 1 week, 5 days agoSept. 14, 2022, 4:30 p.m.: Received an email from Hawaii County Office of the County Clerk.