VOTERS.ZIP ... VOTERS.TXT
To encourage people to download the full list as voters.zip or voters.txt and learn how to use it, the webmaster has disabled the other search features. There is no copyright or other restriction on the list.
Both the Senate bill (SB 36) and the House bill (HB 302) have been recently substituted, so forget the past commentary about the advantages of one over the other.
Its too late to stop people from using the 19 June 2013 edition of the voter list, but book-burners in the Utah Legislature are hell-bent on trying. They want to prohibit the communication of true facts already revealed lawfully from a public record. This data is in the public domain.
Continuing to publish the voter list after changes in the law take effect could lead to a fascinating legal battle, but the webmaster has better things on which to spend time and money than fascinating legal battles. It is obvious the bureaucrats are out for blood. They face irate consituents and desperately want to divert the blame away from themselves and onto some guy in New Hampshire who bought a public record and used it lawfully to build a genealogy website.
Why didnt the voter registration form tell you that the information would become public, like a telephone directory listing? They didnt want you to know, because then you might not register. President Clinton once explained about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, ...I did not volunteer information...By my silence, I misled people. I suspect the reason theres so much fuss in Utah and not the other seven States I publish is that the Utah list includes names that would have been suppressed under the rules in those other States, as I learned in January 2014. The Florida list makes a show of including all registered voters but withholding the addresses of 42,798 of them. That makes life easier for me because I dont include them on my site and they dont take up my time requesting removal.
Do your homework. Check out their voting records on le.utah.gov. If youre not up for doing homework, dont vote. How would you like it if you were on trial, your freedom at stake, and the jury is absent as the evidence is presented? Afterwards, they show up and start deliberating based on what the TV news spoon-fed them. Maybe you dont take an oath that you will discharge your duties as a registered voter impartially, but it is still a moral duty. I dont know much about how to pilot a jet, so I leave that to people who took the time to learn.
Do your homework. is doubly true if you make your voter registration record private. The candidates and their campaign staff wont be as able to reach out to you. Many voters just toss out the campaign junk mail that tells where a candidate stands on the issues. Those people should not vote.
As for identity theft, the banksters should be required to ask for an ID. A telephone callers ability to recite your date of birth and Social Security number does not prove that the caller is you, and certainly is not enough to send a credit card with your name on it to your new address. Credit cards should be sent certified mail, restricted delivery so only you can sign for it.
Dont register to vote until the changes go into effect. While this webmaster doesnt plan to buy a new list, somebody else might. (And why not? Its unrestricted, public information.) If you register after the law changes, the list they buy will be subject to the new laws. There will be time, before the deadline for voting in the primary.
Contrary to what some have said, the webmaster did not make a special trip to Utah to buy the list. That was done by mailing the GRAMA request with payment, and then downloading the list. The webmaster was in Salt Lake City in March 2013 for Rootstech and later made a Youtube video to explain the logical street numbering pattern.
How are you at programming? Can you write software that will help other people read and sort the 19 June 2013 voter list?
Oh, by the way, did you know: The State of Ohio recently settled a lawsuit with some anti-fraud groups. Part of the settlement requires the State to continue to publish the voter list on the States website. See NewsMax.