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Georgians Wary Of Handing Over Election Data

Jul 27, 2017

Some Georgians are asking the state how to get their names off the voter rolls. President Donald Trump's Commission on Election Integrity sent letters to all 50 states requesting their voter-roll data, including party affiliation, voting history, and the last four digits of a voter's Social Security number. 

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The Georgia Secretary of State's Office says it's getting calls from voters wanting to know how to cancel their registrations. Candice Broce is a spokeswoman with the office.

"Over the past month, I think we're looking at right under 200 or so individuals who have voluntarily canceled their record," Broce said. "Now that may not be as a result to the commission, but I believe a good chunk probably is."

League of Women Voters of Georgia President Tracy Adkison said she will watch how Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp handles the administration’s request for the data.

“We are going to encourage voters to understand that by state law he cannot provide all of the information that was requested of him, and we're watching,” Adkison said.

The state can't legally provide private voter data like Social Security numbers, and which candidates a person voted for.    

Georgia has not released voter data to the Trump commission because the secretary of state’s office charges $250 for it, and the commission hasn't paid yet.