Also, there is an interesting note on her request as you will see below, the note states, "Also, I should not be required to fill out a form, oral requests for this type of information should be sufficient."
She has every right to make a open record request. BUT, as to the nature of her request, what could be the reason Danah Zoulek wants the names of Richfield election officials?
According to WI state law, the Washington County Republican and Democratic Parties provide a list to each municipality within the county and from those lists election poll workers are selected.
Second, why does she think this request should be allowed as an oral request? WI law Statute19.35(1)(h) regarding open record requests states "A request may be made orally, but a request must be in writing before an action to enforce the request. is commenced under Statue 19.37".
There should be a way to track who makes open record requests. If one is not trying to hide something one should have no need to fear tracking a request for an open record.
In open government the general public should have access to government actions and records. By requesting a public record one has made a government official take action by providing a record. We all need access to government actions and an oral request seems to limit that access and government accountability.
Richfield residents can rest assured that your local government is an open record.