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                  PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST  #2

Maricopa County Elections                                            Nov. 1, 200

     This is a request for public records pursuant to A.R.S. 39-121.

Please furnish me a certified copy of the following public record:

1. The name(s) of the individual(s) who program(s) the software source code that counts the ballots for Nov.7, 2000 election in Maricopa County.

2. The credentials of the programmer and his employer's name and address

3. Is the software source code that counts the ballots patented?

4. Is the same type of ballot counting software program available from any other vendors nationally? From what other companies?

5. Does the vendor that supplies the software program for ballot counting also provide the hardware to Maricopa County?


    "A record which is required by law to be kept or necessary to be kept in the discharge of a duty imposed by law or directed by law to serve as a memorial and evidence of something written said, or done is a public record."

                   Matthews v Pyle, 251 P.2d 893, 75 Ariz. 76


     "Certify means to authenticate or vouch for a thing in writing.... to testify or vouch for  in writing; to assure; to make certain; to tell positively."

                               State v Johnson, 184  Ariz 521  (App)


     Please make sure your agency's SEAL and your JOB TITLE  are on the certification letter.


     I am requesting this information as a private citizen.


     This request is not for a commercial purpose.


     I agree to pay for the cost of reproduction.


                                                                                              Daniel A. Gutenkauf







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