ACTION: Protect your privacy as a voter

Esther wearing a bright blue jacket smiling at the camera.

Esther Harlow, Voting Rights Advocate

On Monday, the Oregon Secretary of State announced that he has shared state voter information with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

Some are concerned that this controversial federal commission may release the data that it gathers — putting voter privacy at risk.

Apply for Privacy Exemption

You can prevent your address from appearing in these publicly available voter rolls.

If you believe that your safety or the safety of a family member would be at risk, you can apply for a privacy exemption from your county clerk. More information is available at the Secretary of State’s website.

Protecting People who Have Experienced Abuse or Neglect

Privacy exemptions protect people who have experienced abuse or neglect from having a publicly available address. More than 7 in 10 people with disabilities report that they have experienced abuse.

We recently joined the Bus Project, Family Forward Action, and former Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins in Salem, to advocate for improved voter registration education. We’re working to make sure that every new voter registered through the Oregon Motor Voter program is given information about the privacy exemption.

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