Voter Privacy

Growing unease about the privacy of personal information, along with the increased practice of voter profiling by political campaigns, has raised concerns about voter privacy. CVF published a landmark study in 2004 examining all 50 states' voter registration data gathering and dissemination laws and practices.

 


 

How your data is used to create the perfect midterm election ad

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It's scary how much each candidate in the upcoming midterm elections knows about you. And it's all information you've willingly given up over time.

The trove of data goes beyond voter registration information like your name, home address and date of birth. Thanks to an army of data crunchers who marry that information with data you drop at a clothing or automobile site, many candidates often have intimate knowledge of who you are and whether you're likely to support them. 

In seconds, we faked our way into a political campaign, got unsecured voter data

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On Tuesday, polls will be open to voters in eight states, including California, which holds gubernatorial primaries among many other national, state, and local elections.

Under California law (Section 2194 of the Election Code), voter data (name, address, phone, age, party affiliation) is supposed to be "confidential and shall not appear on any computer terminal... or other medium routinely available to the public."

California’s Top Elections Official Continues To Balk At Request From Trump’s Voter Panel

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President Trump said on Wednesday that states such as California that won’t agree to share data with his commission on voter fraud must be worried about what the results will show.
“If any state does not want to share this information, one has to wonder what they’re worried about,” Trump said before the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in Washington D.C. “There’s something, there always is.”

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