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Chapter 6. PRIVACY AND UNCLE SAM > POLITICAL PRIVACY

POLITICAL PRIVACY

Vote Yes on Privacy

The Annoyance:

I just moved across country, and one of the first things I did was register to vote in my new state. A few weeks later I started receiving phone calls, junk mail, and visits from local party officials. Did somebody take a peek at my voter registration records?

The Fix:

They did a lot more than peek. Your voter registration information is part of the public record, though what's in it and who can access it depends on the state where you live. At a minimum, voter rolls contain your name, address, date of birth, and the elections you've voted in (though not whom you voted for). But many states also collect additional information, such as your party affiliation, gender, race, and all or part of your Social Security Number (see Table 6-2).


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