Are voter records public? As a Registered Voter, Your Privacy Is At Risk.
What Can You Do to Protect It?

Regardless of what state you live in, when you fill out a voter registration form, you give away a
large amount of personal information including your name, home address, mailing address,
ethnicity, gender, birth date, phone number, and your Social Security number.

Protect Your Personal Data With DeleteMe

In many states, anyone can access a scary amount of your personal information.   

To reduce voter fraud, voter registration lists are public records. However, information on these lists is poorly protected. In some states, the only piece of your voter registration information that stays private is your Social Security number. 

Voter registration lists put your personal information up for grabs.

Without federal restrictions on who can access your information, states distribute it to whoever requests it — often for free or minimal cost. In some states, the entire voter roll and the personal information it contains can be purchased for a few hundred dollars.

Data brokers collect this data and sell it to third parties. 

Dozens of data brokers scan these voter lists to sell your information to third parties. By putting together voter registration data with other data they collect about you, data brokers allow anyone to purchase an accurate profile. This makes you a target for advertisers and puts you at an increased risk of identity theft. 

You cannot opt-out of voter databases, but you can protect your privacy as a voter.

Unless you deliberately choose never to vote again, you can’t opt-out of official voter databases. 

But there are measures you can take to protect your privacy as a voter and reduce the amount of personal information that falls into the hands of third-parties:

  • Create an email for use only in candidate emailing lists.
  • Be aware that, as per Federal Elections Commission regulations, any donations you make of over $200 to a federal campaign are not anonymous. 
  • Don’t use your social media login details for campaign websites. Even if you support the candidate, you can’t always be sure about their data privacy protocols.
  • When registering to vote, only do so directly with state or county agencies.
  • Don’t give your data to telephone pollsters. Often, their primary aim is to gather information. 
  • Be careful about canvassers using digital devices like tablets. Some may be looking to match your responses to your online profile.

Keep your personal information yours with DeleteMe 

Taking down your voter registration information from data broker sites is tedious and complicated. DeleteMe does this for you and makes sure that your data doesn’t pop up online again.

Take back control of your public record information with DeleteMe

  1. Submit personal information for removal from search engines.

  2. Your personal DeleteMe privacy experts find and remove your personal information.

  3. Receive a detailed DeleteMe report in 7 days. Here’s an example.

  4. We remove your personal information every 3 months.

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