Confidentiality and Voter Records
Permissible Uses of Voter Registration Information (California Elections Code section 2157.2)
Information on your voter registration form is used by election officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot.
Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Certain voter information may be provided upon request for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. For example, information may be provided to a candidate for office or a ballot measure committee. The following information cannot be released for these purposes:
• Your driver’s license number
• Your state identification number
• Your Social Security number
• Your signature as shown on your voter registration form.
If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline: (800) 345-VOTE (8683).