Do not share identifying voter information in Wyoming
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UPDATE - Monday, July 3rd, 2017
Secretary of State Murray decided not to share voter data with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. He said in an interview on Monday, “I’m going to decline to provide any Wyoming voter information. It’s not sitting well with me.”
Thank you, Mr. Murray!
Read the Casper Tribune: http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wyoming-rejects-white-house-request-for-voter-data-citing-federal/article_b6da105d-856c-5ee4-ac1a-ebd215da3067.html?utm_content=bufferf36c4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=LEEDCC
Dear Secretary of State Murray,
As citizens of the state of Wyoming, we request from you, Ed Murray, Wyoming Secretary of State, to refrain from sharing any information about voter identity with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. That includes our names, addresses, voter registration, and voter history.
Originally, a letter sent to the Secretary of State of 50 states asked for names, addresses, birth dates and party affiliations of registered voters in each state. It also sought felony convictions, military statuses, the last four digits of Social Security numbers and voting records dating back to 2006.
In light of the magnitude of this loss of privacy, the voters of Wyoming appreciate that Mr. Murray is only considering sharing names, addresses, voter registration, and voter history.
However, the signers of this petition believe that any information as to the identification of a Wyoming voter is private and should not be shared with the Commission. Voter fraud of any magnitude is simply not an issue in the State of Wyoming. The citizens of the State of Wyoming value our privacy.
Many other states, both Republican and Democrat lead, have stated that they will not share information that identifies voters with the Commission, e.g.,
- Indiana’s Secretary of State Connie Lawson (R), the president of the National Association of Secretaries of State, indicated that her state would not release certain information requested. “Indiana law doesn’t permit the Secretary of State to provide the personal information requested by Secretary Kobach,” Lawson said. “Under Indiana public records laws, certain voter info is available to the public, the media and any other person who requested the information for non-commercial purposes. The information publicly available is name, address and congressional district assignment.”
- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) does not intend to release data.
- Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R) will not turn over information to the panel.
- Ohio’s Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) stated, “we pride ourselves on being a state where it is easy to vote and hard to cheat. Voter fraud happens, it's rare and when it happens we hold people accountable."
Please do not share information that identifies voters by name, address, party affiliation, and voting history with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
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