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From: Robert Freeman
To:
Date: 4/7/2003 3:37:09 PM
Subject:

Dear

While I believe that the public has the right to know who applied to cast absentee ballots, other
information to which you referred, such as the manner in which a person voted, may be withheld,
in my opinion, on the basis of §87(2)(b) concerning unwarranted invasions of personal privacy.
It has also been advised that the exception concerning privacy may be asserted to withhold
information concerning the reason for seeking an absentee ballot.

I hope that I have been of assistance.

Robert J. Freeman
Executive Director
NYS Committee on Open Government
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231
(518) 474-2518 - Phone
(518) 474-1927 - Fax
Website - www.dos.ny.gov/coog/coogwww.html