The state of Utah’s Lt. Governor’s office sells the complete voter registration list for $1,050. The list contains each and every registered voter’s name, address, telephone number and full birth date (month, day, year).
During the past two years, the Lt. Governor’s office sold the list 44 times to over 30 separate entities. Those purchasing the list included private individuals, political action groups, marketing firms, political campaign consultants and Utah’s two major political parties.
The list can be used by purchasers for any purpose and there is no provision for safeguarding the personal identifying information on the lists. The lists, with millions of voters’ personal identifying information, can be copied, distributed to campaign workers, posted to the internet and/or thrown in the trash.
The Republican and Democrat parties, Utah’s media organizations and data mining companies insist that all of this information must remain public and they have killed all attempts to protect it.
The Republican and Democrat parties demand that all voters – unaffiliated, Libertarian Party, Constitution Party, etc. - make their personal identifying information available to them to use as they see fit as a precondition of voting. Citizens who refuse to make their personal identifying information available are denied the right to vote.
A partial list of those purchasing voter lists includes the following (to view the complete list, click here.)
Cicero Research, LLC (Market research, analytics and data management, strategy consulting; Senator Pat Jones is a Principal in this company. Two purchases.)
Utahns for Ethical Government (Prepared an initiative, initially for placement on the November 2010 general election ballot. The initiative would establish an Independent Ethics Commission and a strict code of ethical conduct for the Utah Legislature.)
Exoro Group (Led by LaVarr Webb and Maura Carabello, the Exoro team combines decades of experience working on private and public sector projects and political campaigns with a systematic problem-solving approach known as Strategic Communications Methodology.)
Guidant Strategies (The managing partner at Guidant Strategies is Jason Powers. He leads a firm of highly qualified campaign specialists and consultants with offices in Park City, Utah and Dallas, TX.).
Parents for Choice in Education (Parents for Choice in Education is dedicated to ensuring every child has equal access to a quality education by empowering parents, increasing choice, and promoting innovative solutions to Utah’s educational challenges. Two purchases.)
Media One, LLC (Media ONE is an industry leader in direct marketing strategies. We are a supplier of data to many of the significant players in the direct marketing and list industries.)
E-Merges.com (Voter lists are our core product. Since 2000, eMerges has been directly compiling and precisely standardizing almost two billion Voter Records for its permitted or unrestricted voter file clients.)
Aristole (Political campaigns, PACs, political data, age and ID verification.)
Catalist LLC (To provide progressive organizations with the data and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to persuade and mobilize. Four purchases.)
Labels and Lists, Inc. (Fresh telephone and national change of address updates every 90 days. We update our voter files from fresh County and State files at least twice a year and have extensive, accurate vote history based upon years of in-house retention of county data.)
Lighthouse Research (We provide up-to-date effective services for each of the following types of research methods: Telephone Surveys, Direct Mail Surveys, Internet Surveys, Mystery Shopping, Employee Audits. Two purchases over two years.)
Utah Democratic Party (Purchased list four times over two year period).
Utah Republican Party (Purchased list four times over two year period).
Hatch Election Committee