Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 20, 2024 | Updated: May 20, 2024

[See Editor’s Note](May 2024) Submission related to “NORTH CAROLINA SECRETARY OF STATE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST”, Gaston County, NC Officials

Date sent in to Sunshine: 05/07/24

Original Subject:
NORTH CAROLINA SECRETARY OF STATE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

Original Message:
Director, _______ Division
N.C. Department of the Secretary of State

P.O. Box 29622

Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
Ann Wall,
General Counsel
N.C.
Department of the Secretary of State

P.O. Box 29622

Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
Freedom of information act Request
This is a request under the freedom of information act, please provide a Copy of all oath of offices filed with North Carolina Secretary of State for All Gaston County Officials and surety Bonds and dates of filing

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
May 07, 2024 - N/A. Blank.

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Editor’s Note 05/20/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written it is unclear what specific, searchable public records the sender would like to receive, or what specific time period the responsive records should apply.

“… Copy of all oath of offices filed with North Carolina Secretary of State for All Gaston County Officials and surety Bonds and dates of filing”.  We generally understand what you are requesting. However, in comparing this aspect of the request’s Message with the “Start / End Date” indicated, it isn’t clear what specific time period the responsive info should include. For example: Would you like “… all oaths of office and surety Bonds currently on file” ? Or, is there a broader time period you’re looking for?

Clarifying the specific records you’re seeking will help to greatly narrow the scope of the request, and will also reduce the amount of time it takes the Disclosing Agency (as well as our team) to process the request. If it is helpful to you when rewriting the request — as a reference here are a few examples of recently completed or open requests related to “Oath of Office” or “Surety Bonds”:

(May 2024) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current Oath of Office and Surety Bond for the District Attorney.

(May 2024) Request for Gaston County, NC Police Department: Related to Oath of Office and Surety Bond.

(April 2024) Request for St. Johns County, FL: Current Circuit Court and Comptrollers Policy and Procedures manual. And, Oath of Office for Office of the Inspector General for the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 20, 2024 1:16 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending