[FREE] Voter Records Opt Out – Remove Yourself In 2021

In today’s contentious political climate, many of us would prefer not to reveal our party affiliation or other political opinions to our neighbors, coworkers or casual acquaintances. Unfortunately, the proliferation of online data brokers like Voter Records makes it challenging to keep our political views private.

With just a few clicks, anyone with an internet connection can search these sites for personal information about us, including home addresses and phone numbers as well as political party affiliation and other details.

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The good news is that virtually all of these data brokers give you the option to request that your records no longer appear in searches of their databases. Below, we’ll explain the process for opting out of Voter Records.

Fast Facts for Voter Records Opt Out

  • Timeframe for Voter Records opt out:
  • Time needed for manually opting out:
  • Does the opt out require an email address:
  • Do I need to solve a CAPTCHA to opt out of Voter Records?:
  • Is a phone number required for a Voter Records opt out?: No, you do not need to get on the phone to opt out.
  • Do I have you upload a copy of my ID?: No.
  • Is a mailed request required for opting out of Voter Records?: No, you will not need to mail anything in.
  • Overall difficulty of a Voter Records opt out:

What is Voter Records?

Voter Records describes itself as a political research tool that offers free public access to voter data, enabling researchers, political groups and candidates to gather demographic and statistical information about voters in specific areas.

The site also touts itself as a resource for voters to verify their registration and other information. Through its database, users can learn:

  • How to register to vote
  • How to correct inaccuracies in an existing voter record
  • Demographic statistics for specific individuals and geographic areas
  • Percentage of eligible voters that are registered to vote in an area
  • Breakdowns of registered voters based on age, race, gender and party affiliation
  • Locations of political precincts and polling places

How Does Voter Records Work?

Like all data brokers and people search sites, Voter Records relies on public records and other sources of information to compile, format, organize and publish data on individuals. Users can search for voter records using a person’s name (with additional optional filters for city, political party and birth year) or address.

The site also offers a reverse phone number search, allowing users to find out the name, location and political affiliation of the person calling them—if they are willing to pay a fee to BeenVerified, another online data broker.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

Many of the day-to-day activities we partake in have moved into the online world, making our lives far more convenient overall. With this shift, though, comes our information existing in the digital world for anyone to locate. While this may not be too unnerving for some people who point out that the information is already available online, and that data brokers such as Voter Records do nothing more than aggregate the information from a single source.

That aside, many Americans are simply uncomfortable knowing their private, personal information is not truly as private as they originally thought. It’s disturbing for some to know just how easy it is for bad actors to access their information and utilize it to assist in the commission of things such as fraud, identity theft, digital and/or physical harassment, and more. While the Voter Records opt out process won’t fully erase all of your personal information from the Internet, it definitely makes it more difficult for people to find your information online.

One you go through the Voter Records opt out process, somebody searching your personal information on the Internet would be forced to sift through multiple sites and sources to obtain the information that a Voter Records profile would have provided. Completing a Voter Records opt out doesn’t make you less immune to online criminal activity, however, it does make you less of an easy target. While we are aware this process, when done manually, may seem like cutting off the head of a Hydra and three more grow back, it’s better to have a sword than nothing at all.

How to Remove Yourself from Voter Records

If you prefer to keep your party affiliation, contact information and other personal data out of the hands of political organizations, candidates and random strangers, you can request to have your records removed from the Voter Records database using the process below.

One thing that is nice about Voter Records compared to other data brokers and people search websites is that they only display data from people in 18 states (plus the District of Columbia): Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington.

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Voter Records Opt Out Guide

To start with the Voter Records opt out process:

Search for your name in the Voter Records database, as if you were looking for your own information. Please note, there is not really any specific opt out page for Voter Records. Instead, Voter Records opt out URLs are distinct for the individual profiles/listings on their website.

Click on the blue View Details button next to your name in the search results, taking you to the page containing your full record. This is my mom’s listing. My last name is extremely uncommon, so there isn’t going to be multiple listings. It should be noted that Mom passed away almost five years ago, yet still is showing up on Voter Records and many other people search websites. She has been the “test case” for most of the screenshots you see.

The voter page has a good bit of personal information about you when searching and scrolling. Don’t get tricked and click the orange “Full Background Report” button. It takes you to BeenVerified and tries to get you to purchase a report.

Most of the information you’ll see will be political in nature, and include your voting precinct and such. Sadly, there is no way to completely remove a Voter Records listing via a Voter Records opt out. However specific personal information can be removed via the Voter Records opt out process.

At the bottom of the page, click on the Record Opt Out link, at the far left of the line of blue links, which will open the Voter Records opt out form for that record.

Fill out and submit the form.

You may or may not receive an email with a verification link needed to complete your opt out request. If you do not receive an email, your request was successfully processed without requiring additional verification.

Clear your browser cache and refresh the Voter Records site before checking to ensure that your record was removed from the database. If you follow those same steps above and act as if you are going to start another Voter Records opt out, you will be met with the following text instead of a contact form:

An opt-out request was successfully processed for this record and as such VoterRecords.com no longer displays the following types of information on this record: house number, phone, and email address. No further action is needed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Voter Records Listing Removal

We often receive questions about different aspects of removing your personal information from sites such as Voter Records. Below are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive as it relates to both general data removal as well as Voter Records opt out data removal.

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Voter Records and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

In 2018, the California state legislature passed one of the nation’s most sweeping digital privacy laws. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect in 2020 and protects the right of state residents to know what categories of personal data companies collect about them and how it is used, as well as the right to demand that companies stop collecting, retaining and selling their personal data.

The law applies to businesses that earn annual gross revenues of at least $25 million, collect personal data from more than 50,000 California residents annually and/or derive at least half of their annual revenue from the collection or sale of California residents’ personal data.

According to its website, the Voter Records Privacy Policy was most recently updated in 2016, well before the passage of the CCPA. However, the policy does reference an earlier California law, the California Online Privacy and Protection Act (CalOPPA), requiring commercial websites to post a privacy policy disclosing what types of personally identifiable information the site collected and with whom it was shared.

The law initially went into effect in 2004 and was updated in 2013 to include additional requirements about privacy disclosures related to tracking of online visits. The law applied to any person or company whose website collected personally identifiable information from California consumers.

In compliance with the earlier law, the Voter Records Privacy Policy states that California residents have the right to request information about the site’s disclosure of personal information to third-party direct marketers as well as the right to opt out of this disclosure of their information and offers a venue for doing both.

Additionally, the policy also includes a description of:

  • What types of information it collects from users (including name, email address, mailing address and phone number)
  • The methods it uses to collect that information (both active and passive collection)
  • How the information is used (including personalizing users’ experience, administering contests and surveys and requesting ratings and reviews of services and products)
  • With whom their information may be shared (a long list of third parties that includes subsidiaries and affiliates, contractors and service providers, third-party marketers, government agencies and courts)

Other Opt Out Guides

Looking for a more comprehensive opt out approach to effectively scrub your personal information from data brokers? Here are four additional opt out guides we recommend you follow after completing your Voter Records opt out:

Clustrmaps | USPhoneBook | NeighborWho | PrivateEye

Voter Records Quick Links

If you are looking for a quick way to get to some of the more important links on the Voter Records website, feel free to use the links below to get there without the hassle:

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