Ohio Election Justice Campaign
Elections Council, Ohio Secretary of State
180 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
August 27, 2008
Dear Brian Green,
I understand that in 2004 international election observers wanted to come to Ohio for the General Election. It is also my understanding that former Ohio Secretary of State (SOS), J. Kenneth Blackwell and/or his staff denied them access.
Do I understand this correctly?
As per ORC 149.43 I request any and all paper and electronic records from 2004 in regards to international election observers wanting access to Ohio's elections. I additionally request any and all paper and electronic records from 2004 in regards to the replies and communication from J. Kenneth Blackwell and any and all staff members replying to the requests to have international election observers. Also, if you are able to locate the interoffice communications of the former SOS and any and all staff as they discussed and made decisions about the issue of international observers wanting access to Ohio's general election in 2004.
To bring this matter to this current year of 2008 and our upcoming general election, I request any and all communication regarding having international election observers this year, for November 4, 2008. This is to include but not be limited to the international election observer's requests and all correspondence in reply, including the interoffice communications discussing international election observers this year. I am assuming that a request has been made for such international election observers this year. If that has not taken place, or not taken place yet, please just tell me.
Please send this in electronic format if possible, if not, paper will be fine. These requests are severable if need be to speed up the reply process.
Thank you for your assistance,
Director, The Ohio Election Justice Campaign
CC: Victoria Parks, OEJC
Bev Harris, Blackbox Voting
Tim Kettler, OEJC, Candidate Ohio Senate
Dan Stanton, OEJC