City of Asheville Submitted: August 21, 2020 | Updated: September 8, 2020

(August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC City Council Candidate finance records 08/21/20 [#2]

Please provide all campaign finance reports/public records for Asheville City Council Candidate Nicole Townsend's 2020 city council campaign.

Reports/records should include up until the date this request is processed.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Editor’s Note 08/21/20: The requestor indicated in the “Entity” field that the request should be sent to “City of Asheville”. We know from our experience with previous similar requests, however, that candidate campaign finance records are something that should be sent to the “Buncombe County Board of Elections” to process – That is the entity to which the request will be addressed.

The requestor also indicated in the “Start Date / End Date” field that the responsive records requested should include the time period “01/01/2018 – 08/19/20.” Based on the request Message as written above, however, the requested time period will be: 01/01/2018 – Present [day on which the query is performed]”.

Additionally, please note – It is likely that the responsive records can be obtained via the following publicly available link (found here). Similarly, the separate request we also received for Candidate Roney’s financial reports, can likely be fulfilled via a completed December 2019 request for similar info (found here).

We will post all updates on our site, as we receive responses from Buncombe County Board of Elections. The request we send in will read as follows:

“Hello Buncombe County, NC Board of Elections (Supervisor of Elections),

Please provide all campaign finance reports/public records [unspecified] for Asheville City Council Candidate Nicole Townsend’s 2020 City Council campaign.

The responsive reports/records should include the time period 01/01/2018 – Present [day on which the query is performed].

Thank you for your assistance!”


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • September 8, 2020 4:04 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Victoria Pickens <[email protected]>
    cc: “Corinne M. Duncan” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 8, 2020, 4:04 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC City Council Candidate finance records 08/21/20 [#2]

     

    Good afternoon Victoria,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. We’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    We appreciate your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • August 28, 2020 4:31 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Victoria Pickens <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Corinne M. Duncan” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 28, 2020, 4:31 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC City Council Candidate finance records 08/21/20 [#2]

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    Nicole Townsend’s reports are located on the State Board of Elections website at https://cf.ncsbe.gov/CFOrgLkup/DocumentGeneralResult/?SID=BUN-9H3568-C-001&OGID=42978. The paper reports that she submitted are attached. There was one very large file that would not attach to this email; you can view that report on our website at https://publicrecords.buncombecounty.org/ViewDoc.aspx?docnum=7342980&appid=ACROBAT.

     

    Thanks,

    Victoria

     

    Victoria Pickens

    Election Services

    Campaign Finance & Accounting

    p. (828) 250-4214

    77 McDowell Street – Asheville, NC 28801

    Respect. Honesty. Integrity. Collaboration. Equity.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents, additionally the links that Victoria provided are here:

    https://publicrecords.buncombecounty.org/ViewDoc.aspx?docnum=7342980&appid=ACROBAT

    https://cf.ncsbe.gov/CFOrgLkup/DocumentGeneralResult/?SID=BUN-9H3568-C-001&OGID=42978


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 27, 2020 3:54 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Joyce A. Kanavel” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 27, 2020, 3:54 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC City Council Candidate finance records 08/21/20 [#2]

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Board of Elections,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time. If you are not the appropriate contact for this request then please let us know who to get in touch with.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC City Council Candidate finance records 08/21/20 [#2]

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Board of Elections (Supervisor of Elections),

     

    Please provide all campaign finance reports/public records [unspecified] for Asheville City Council Candidate Nicole Townsend’s 2020 City Council campaign.

     

    The responsive reports/records should include the time period 01/01/2018 – Present [day on which the query is performed].

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • August 21, 2020 2:41 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending