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Is the FOIA request form easy enough for the average citizen to fill out?

  • Yes, FOIA Request Forms Are Simple Enough for the Average Citizen to Use

    FOIA Request forms are easy enough to use as long as you read the instructions for the agency you want to request information for. If a citizen can file taxes or fill out a FAFSA for an educational grant, the FOIA request is in a similar vein and is not too difficult to maneuver through.

  • FOIA request form

    The FOIA request form is easy enough for the average citizen to fill out. They do make some of these forms very hard to understand and read making it impossible for people to go forth and fill the forms out correctly. I think it should be screened by all different people to see if it is right.

  • It doesn't ask for much.

    Yes, the FOIA request form is easy enough for the average citizen to fill out, because there are not very many things that the form asks for. The FOIA form pretty much only asks a person to list what records they are looking for. There is really not a lot to it, other than to know dates and names.

  • There Is No Form

    There is no form for a FOIA request. FOIA requests must be written and they must describe the information you are seeking and the format you wish to receive it in. The request must go to the correct party in order for it to be considered. I think we would be better off with a form, but thus far none have been used.


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