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Our mission at Voter Reference Foundation is to ensure transparent, accurate and fair elections in the United States of America. The purpose of VoteRef.com is to provide public access to official government data pertaining to elections, including voter registration rolls, with a goal of encouraging greater voter participation in all fifty states. Voter information is a public record available to anyone through each state’s freedom of information laws and the National Voter Registration Act. VoteRef makes available the data that the state makes public.
 
Certain state laws and programs give voters the right to have their information redacted from voter registration records for privacy and protection purposes. If you believe that you or any person listed on VoteRef.com is a protected voter whose protected information should not appear on VoteRef.com, please follow the guidelines provided by your Secretary of State (or state’s Chief Elections Official) as shown in the sections below. 

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter, contact the Alaska Division of Elections
Phone: 907-465-4611
 
CONFIDENTIAL VOTER REGISTRATION RECORDS AS § 15.07.195
 
Sec. 15.07.195. Certain information in voter registration records confidential.
(a) The following information set out in state voter registration records is confidential and is not open to public inspection:
 
(1) the voter's age or date of birth;
(2) the voter's social security number, or any part of that number;
(3) the voter's driver's license number;
(4) the voter's voter identification number;
(5) the voter's place of birth;
(6) the voter's signature.
 
(b) In addition to the information in (a) of this section, a voter may elect in writing to keep the voter's residential address confidential and not open to public inspection if the voter provides a separate mailing address. However, notwithstanding an election under this subsection, a voter's residential address may be disclosed to
 
(1) a watcher appointed under AS 15.10.170 and, in the case of a watcher appointed by an organization or group sponsoring or opposing an initiative, referendum, or recall group, authorized by the director;
(2) an observer of a recount provided under AS 15.20.440(b) by a candidate, political party, or organized group having a direct interest in the recount; or
(3) the subject of a recall election if the voter voted in the recall election.
 
(c) Notwithstanding other provisions, and in compliance with federal law, information made confidential by this section may be released by the division
 
(1) to a local, state, or federal government agency, including to the child support services agency created in AS 25.27.010 or the child support enforcement agency of another state; the agency receiving information under this paragraph may use the information only for governmental purposes authorized under law;
(2) in compliance with a court order;
(3) to a person holding a writ of execution against the person or property of the voter;
(4) if the voter about whom information has been requested has provided written consent to the release; or
(5) to another state or an organized group of states for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy of the state's voter registration list prepared under AS 15.07.125 and the eligibility of persons on the list to vote in state elections, if the other state or organized group of states maintains the confidentiality of the information using information security management policies and procedures that comply with
 
(A) the information security standards of the International Organization for Standardization; or
(B) a published information security standard used by the state and approved by the Department of Administration.
 
(d) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the release of a voter's voter ascension number if that information may be released under other provisions of law.

For assistance with the process of applying for protected voter status, click here (Address Confidentiality Program)
 
Or contact the Colorado Secretary of State
Phone: 303-894-2200
 
Or contact the Elections Department Clerk in the applicable county (click here for contact information for each county)
 
Address Confidentiality Program § 24-30-2108. Address use by state or local government agencies C.R.S. § 24-30-2108
(1) The program participant, and not the executive director or his or her designee, is responsible for requesting that a state or local government agency use the participant's substitute address as the participant's residential, work, or school address for all purposes for which the agency requires or requests such residential, work, or school address.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section or unless the executive director or his or her designee grants a state or local government agency's request for a disclosure pursuant to section 24-30-2110, when a program participant submits a current and valid address confidentiality program authorization card to the agency, the agency shall accept the substitute address designation by the executive director or his or her designee on the card as the participant's address to be used as the participant's residential, work, or school address when creating a new public record. The substitute address given to the agency shall be the last known address for the participant used by the agency until such time that the agency receives notification pursuant to section 24-30-2107 (3). The agency may make a photocopy of the card for the records of the agency and thereafter shall immediately return the card to the program participant.
(3) (a) A designated election official as defined in section 1-1-104 (8), C.R.S., shall use the actual address of a program participant for precinct designation and all official election-related purposes and shall keep the participant's actual address confidential from the public. The election official shall use the substitute address for all correspondence and mailings placed in the United States mail. The substitute address shall not be used as an address for voter registration.
(b) A state or local government agency's access to a program participant's voter registration shall be governed by the disclosure process set forth in section 24-30-2110.
(c) The provisions of this subsection (3) shall apply only to a program participant who submits a current and valid address confidentiality program authorization card when registering to vote.
(d) The provisions of this subsection (3) shall not apply to a program participant who registers to vote pursuant to section 1-2-213, C.R.S.
(4) A program participant who completes an application to register to vote at a driver's license examination facility while receiving a driver's license or an identification card pursuant to section 1-2-213, C.R.S., shall be required to have the participant's actual address on the driver's license or identification card.
(5) The substitute address shall not be used for purposes of listing, appraising, or assessing property taxes and collecting property taxes under the provisions of title 39, C.R.S.
(6) Whenever a program participant is required by law to swear or affirm to the participant's address, the participant may use his or her substitute address.
(7) The substitute address shall not be used for purposes of assessing any taxes or fees on a motor vehicle or for titling or registering a motor vehicle. Notwithstanding any provision of section 24-72-204 (7) to the contrary, any record that includes a program participant's actual address pursuant to this subsection (7) shall be confidential and not available for inspection by anyone other than the program participant.
(8) The substitute address shall not be used on any document related to real property recorded with a county clerk and recorder.
(9) A school district shall accept the substitute address as the address of record and shall verify student enrollment eligibility through the executive director or his or her designee. The executive director or his or her designee shall facilitate the transfer of student records from one school to another.
(10) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a program participant's actual address and telephone number maintained by a state or local government agency or disclosed by the executive director or his or her designee is not a public record that is subject to inspection pursuant to the provisions of part 2 of article 72 of this title. This subsection (10) shall not apply to the following:
(a) To any public record created more than ninety days prior to the date that the program participant applied to be certified in the program; or
(b) If a program participant voluntarily requests that a state or local government agency use the participant's actual address or voluntarily gives the actual address to the state or local government agency.
(11) For any public record created within ninety days prior to the date that a program participant applied to be certified in the program, a state or local government agency shall redact the actual address from a public record or change the actual address to the substitute address in the public record, if a program participant who presents a current and valid program authorization card requests the agency that maintains the public record to use the substitute address instead of the actual address on the public record.

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter, click here (Address Confidentiality Program) or here (Voter Registry Privacy Program)

Or contact the Connecticut Secretary of State
Phone: 860-509-6200

Or contact the Legislation and Elections Administration Division:
Email: lead@ct.gov
Phone: 860-509-6100

ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-240g

Sec. 54-240. Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
(1) “Address confidentiality program” or “program” means the program established pursuant to this chapter;
(2) “Agency” has the same meaning as “public agency” or “agency”, as provided in section 1-200;
(3) “Application assistant” means a person authorized by the Secretary of the State to assist applicants in the completion of applications for program participation;
(4) “Authorized personnel” means an employee in the office of the Secretary of the State who has been designated by the Secretary of the State, or an employee of an agency who has been designated by the chief executive officer of such agency, to process and have access to records pertaining to a program participant, including, but not limited to, voter registration applications, voting records and marriage records;
(5) “Certification card” means a card issued by the Secretary of the State pursuant to section 54-240d;
(6) “Confidential address” means a program participant's address or addresses as listed on such participant's application for program participation that are not to be disclosed, including such participant's residential address in this state and work and school addresses in this state, if any;
(7) “Family violence” has the same meaning as provided in section 46b-38a;
(8) “Injury or risk of injury to a child” means any act or conduct that constitutes a violation of section 53-21;
(9) “Law enforcement agency” means the office of the Attorney General, the office of the Chief State's Attorney, the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection or any municipal police department;
(10) “Marriage records” means an application for a marriage license, an issued marriage license, a license certificate or other documents related thereto;
(11) “Program address” means the post office box number and fictitious street address assigned to a program participant by the Secretary of the State;
(12) “Program participant” or “participant” means any person certified by the Secretary of the State to participate in the address confidentiality program;
(13) “Record” has the same meaning as “public records or files” as provided in section 1-200;
(14) “Sexual assault” means any act that constitutes a violation of section 53a-70b of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2019, or section 53a-70, 53a-70a, 53a-71, 53a-72a, 53a-72b or 53a-73a; and
(15) “Stalking” means any act that constitutes a violation of section 53a-181c, 53a-181d or 53a-181e.

(P.A. 03-200, S. 1; P.A. 11-51, S. 134; P.A. 14-122, S. 197–199; P.A. 19-189, S. 39.)

History: P.A. 03-200 effective January 1, 2004; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Department of Public Safety” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” in Subdiv. (9), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 14-122 made technical changes in Subdivs. (2), (7) and (13); P.A. 19-189 redefined “sexual assault” in Subdiv. (14).

Sec. 54-240a. Program purpose. Regulations.
(a) There shall be an address confidentiality program established in the office of the Secretary of the State to provide a substitute mailing address for any person who has been a victim of family violence, injury or risk of injury to a child, sexual assault or stalking, and who wishes to keep such person's residential address confidential because of safety concerns.
(b) The Secretary of the State shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of this chapter. Such regulations may include, but need not be limited to, provisions for applications for participation in the address confidentiality program, certification of program participants, certification cancellation, agency use of program addresses, forwarding of program participants' mail, voting by program participants and recording of vital statistics for program participants.

(P.A. 03-200, S. 2.)

History: P.A. 03-200 effective January 1, 2004.

Sec. 54-240b. Application for program participation. Application assistants.
(a) An adult person, a guardian or conservator of the person acting on behalf of an adult person, or a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a minor may apply to the Secretary of the State for participation in the address confidentiality program and to have the Secretary of the State designate a program address to serve as the address of the adult person or of the minor. Each application for program participation shall be completed with the assistance of an application assistant.
(b) The Secretary of the State shall make available a list of entities that employ application assistants to assist applicants in applying for participation in the address confidentiality program, provided no entity shall be included on such list unless the entity has received sufficient funds from federal or state sources as reimbursement for the reasonable costs of implementing the provisions of this chapter.

(P.A. 03-200, S. 3.)

History: P.A. 03-200 effective January 1, 2004.

Sec. 54-240c. Certification as program participant. Application requirements.
The Secretary of the State shall certify an applicant or the person on whose behalf an application is made as a program participant if the application is filed in the manner and on the application form prescribed by the Secretary of the State and includes:
(1) A statement made under penalty of false statement, as provided in section 53a-157b, that (A) the applicant or the person on whose behalf the application is made is a victim of family violence, injury or risk of injury to a minor, sexual assault or stalking, and (B) the applicant fears for the applicant's safety, for the safety of the applicant's children, for the safety of the person on whose behalf the application is made, or for the safety of the children of the person on whose behalf the application is made;
(2) Documentation supporting the statement made pursuant to subdivision (1) of this section;
(3) A designation of the Secretary of the State as the agent of the applicant or the person on whose behalf the application is made for service of process and for receipt of first class mail;
(4) The residential address in this state, the work and school addresses in this state, if any, and the phone number or numbers, if available, that are to remain confidential, but which may be used by the Secretary of the State or authorized personnel to contact the applicant or the person on whose behalf the application is made; and
(5) The application preparation date, the applicant's signature and the signature of the application assistant who assisted the applicant in completing the application.

(P.A. 03-200, S. 4.)

History: P.A. 03-200 effective January 1, 2004.

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter, contact the Florida Attorney General’s Office 
Submit Webform: webform
Phone: 850-414-3990
 
Or contact the Florida Secretary of State
Phone: 850-245-6500
 
ADDRESS CONFIDENTIAL PROGRAM Fla. Stat. § 741.406 
 
741.406 Voting by program participant; use of designated address by supervisor of elections.—A program participant who is otherwise qualified to vote may request a vote-by-mail ballot pursuant to s. 101.62. The program participant shall automatically receive vote-by-mail ballots for all elections in the jurisdictions in which that individual resides in the same manner as vote-by-mail voters. The supervisor of elections shall transmit the vote-by-mail ballot to the program participant at the address designated by the participant in his or her application as a vote-by-mail voter. The name, address, and telephone number of a program participant may not be included in any list of registered voters available to the public.
History.—s. 6, ch. 98-404; s. 1, ch. 2003-185; s. 42, ch. 2016-37.

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter, click here (VoteSafe Program)

Or contact the Georgia Secretary of State
Email: soscontact@sos.ga.gov
Phone: 404-656-2881

Or contact the Board of Registrars in the applicable county
Click here for contact information for each county


21-2-225.1. Confidentiality of address of registered electors; term of request; procedure O.C.G.A. § 21-2-225.1 (2010)
(a) Any registered elector in this state who has obtained a protective order under Code Section 19-13-4 or under a similar provision of law in another state or who has obtained a restraining order or protective order under Code Section 16-5-94 or under a similar provision of law in another state may request the board of registrars of such elector's county of residence to make such elector's residence address confidential. An elector who is a bona fide resident of a family violence shelter, as defined in Code Section 19-13-20, may request to have his or her address made confidential without having to obtain a restraining order or protective order.
(b) Upon the filing of a request with an affidavit under oath with the board of registrars by a registered elector stating that the elector has obtained a protective order under Code Section 19-13-4 or similar provision of law from another state or a restraining order or protective order under Code Section 16-5-94 or a similar provision of law of another state or, if the elector is a resident of a family violence shelter, a certification by the operators of such family violence shelter that such elector is a bona fide resident of such shelter, the registrars shall immediately review such request and supporting documents and, if such request and documentation is sufficient, shall approve the request and immediately take such steps as necessary to make the residence address of the elector confidential.
(c) A request under this Code section, once approved, shall be effective for a period of four years following its approval by the registrars and may be renewed for additional four-year periods by the filing of a new request with the supporting documentation required by subsection (b) of this Code section prior to the end of each four-year period. If the elector registers to vote in another county in this state or another state, a new request for confidentiality of the elector's residence address with the supporting documentation required in subsection (b) of this Code section shall be filed with the new county in order to continue the confidentiality of the elector's residence address or the confidentiality shall terminate.
(d) The Secretary of State shall provide by procedure, rule, or regulation for the mechanism by which such information shall be made confidential on the voter registration data base and may provide for forms for use in making such requests and for the use of alternate addresses for electors who file requests for the confidentiality of their residence addresses.
(e) Information made confidential pursuant to this Code section shall not be subject to disclosure under Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50.

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter, click here (Address Confidentiality Program)
 
Or contact the Idaho Secretary of State
Email: elections@sos.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-334-2852
 
Address Confidentiality For Victims Of Violence I.C. § 19-5705
19-5705.  USE OF DESIGNATED ADDRESS. (1) A program participant may request that state and local agencies use the address designated by the secretary of state as his or her address. When creating a new public record, state and local agencies shall accept the address designated by the secretary of state as a program participant’s substitute address, unless the agency shows that:
(a)  The agency has a bona fide statutory or administrative requirement for the use of a program participant’s address which would otherwise be confidential under this chapter;
(b)  The program participant’s address will be used only for those statutory and administrative purposes; and
(c)  The agency takes reasonable precautions to protect the confidentiality of the program participant.
(2)  A program participant may use the address designated by the secretary of state as his or her work address.
(3)  The office of the secretary of state shall forward all first class priority and other mail as deemed necessary by the secretary of state to the appropriate program participant.

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter status through the Safe at Home Program, click here.

Phone: 515-725-7233

Safe at Home Program Iowa Code § 9E.6 

ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM

9E.1     Purpose.

9E.2     Definitions.

9E.3     Address confidentiality program. 9E.4 Certification cancellation.

9E.5     Use of designated address.

9E.6     Voting by program participant — absentee ballot.

9E.7     Confidentiality of information. 9E.8      Disclosure of program participant

address in legal proceedings

— protective order.

9E.1 Purpose.

The general assembly finds that individuals attempting to escape from actual or threatened domestic abuse, domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, assault, stalking, or human trafficking frequently establish new addresses in order to prevent their assailants or probable assailants from finding them. The purpose of this chapter is to enable state and local agencies to respond to requests for data without disclosing the location of a victim of domestic abuse, domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, assault, stalking, or human trafficking; to enable interagency cooperation with the secretary of state in providing address confidentiality for victims of domestic abuse, domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, assault, stalking, or human trafficking; and to enable program participants to use an address designated by the secretary of state as a substitute mailing address for the purposes specified in this chapter. In addition, the purpose of this chapter is to prevent such victims from being physically located through a public records search.

2015 Acts, ch 96, §2, 17; 2021 Acts, ch 183, §1

Section amended

9E.2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.         “Address” means a residential street address, school address, or work address of an individual, as specified on the individual’s application to be a program participant under this chapter.

2.         “Applicant” means an adult, a parent or guardian acting on behalf of an eligible minor, or a guardian acting on behalf of an incapacitated person as defined in section 633.701.

3.         “Designated address” means the mailing address assigned to a program participant by the secretary.

4.         “Domestic abuse” means the same as defined in section 236.2.

5.         “Domestic abuse assault” means the same as defined in section 708.2A.

6.         a.    “Eligible person” means a person who is a resident of this state, an adult, a minor, or an incapacitated person as defined in section 633.701, and is one of the following:

(1)        A victim of domestic abuse, domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, assault, stalking, or human trafficking as evidenced by the filing of a petition pursuant to section 236.3 or a criminal complaint or information pursuant to section 708.1, 708.2A, 708.11, or 710A.2, or any violation contained in chapter 709.

(2)        A currently active or retired state or local judicial officer, as defined in section 4.1, a federal judge, or a spouse or child of such a person.

(3)        A currently active or retired state or local prosecuting attorney, as defined in section 801.4, or a spouse or child of such a person.

(4)        A currently active or retired peace officer, as defined in section 801.4, civilian employee of a law enforcement agency, or a spouse or child of such a person.

b. For purposes of this subsection, a person determined to be a sexually violent predator pursuant to section 229A.7, a person required to register as a sex offender under chapter 692A, or a person determined to be a sexually violent predator or required to register as a sex offender pursuant to similar laws of another state is not an eligible person.

7.         “Human trafficking” means a crime described in section 710A.2.

8.         “Mail” means first-class letters and flats delivered via the United States postal service, including priority, express, and certified mail, and excluding packages, parcels, periodicals, and catalogues, unless they are clearly identifiable as pharmaceuticals or clearly indicate that they are sent by a state or county government agency.

9.         “Program” means the address confidentiality program established in this chapter.

10.       “Program participant” means an individual certified by the secretary as a program participant under section 9E.3.

11.       “Secretary” means the secretary of state.

12.       “Sexual abuse” means a violation of any provision of chapter 709.

13.       “Stalking” means the same as defined in section 708.11.

2015 Acts, ch 96, §3, 17; 2018 Acts, ch 1149, §1, 12; 2021 Acts, ch 183, §2

Subsection 6, paragraph a amended

9E.3 Address confidentiality program.

1.         Application. The secretary shall certify an eligible person as a program participant if the secretary receives an application containing all of the following information:

a.         The full legal name of the eligible person.

b.         A statement by the applicant that the applicant has good reason to believe the following:

(1)        Either of the following:

(a)        The eligible person listed on the application is a victim of domestic abuse, domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, assault, stalking, or human trafficking.

(b)        The eligible person fears for the person’s safety, the safety of another person who resides in the same household as the eligible person, or the safety of persons on whose behalf the application is made.

(2)        The eligible person is not applying for certification as a program participant in order to avoid prosecution.

c.         A designation of the secretary as the agent for service of process and for the purpose of receipt of mail.

d.         The telephone number or telephone numbers where the secretary can contact the applicant or eligible person.

e.         The residential address of the eligible person, disclosure of which could lead to an increased risk of domestic abuse, domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, assault, stalking, or human trafficking.

f.          If mail cannot be delivered to the residential address of the eligible person, the address to which mail can be sent to the eligible person.

g.         A statement whether the eligible person would like information on becoming an absentee ballot recipient pursuant to section 9E.6.

h.         A statement from the eligible person that gives the secretary consent to confirm the eligible person’s participation in the program to a third party.

i.          The signature of the applicant indicating the applicant’s authority to act on behalf of the eligible person, if appropriate.

j.          The date the application was signed.

k.         Any other information as required by the secretary pursuant to rule.

2.         Filing.     Applications shall be filed with the secretary.

3.         Certification. Upon the filing of a complete application, the secretary shall certify the eligible person as a program participant. A program participant shall be certified for four years following the date the application is certified by the secretary unless the certification is canceled, withdrawn, or invalidated. The secretary shall establish by rule a renewal procedure for recertification.

4.         Changes in information. A program participant or an applicant shall inform the secretary of any changes in the program participant’s information submitted on the application.

5.         Designated address. The secretary shall assign a designated address to which all mail for a program participant shall be sent.

6.         Attaining  age  of  majority.   An individual who was a minor when the person was certified as a program participant is responsible for changes in information and renewal after the individual reaches the age of eighteen.

7.         Liability.     A governmental body, as defined in section 21.2, or an entity created pursuant to chapter 28E, shall not be liable for acts or omissions relating to this chapter.

2015 Acts, ch 96, §4, 17; 2017 Acts, ch 29, §9, 10; 2021 Acts, ch 183, §3, 4

Referred to in §9E.2

Subsection 1, paragraph b, subparagraph (1), subparagraph division (a) amended Subsection 1, paragraph e amended

9E.4 Certification cancellation.

1.         The secretary may cancel a program participant’s certification under any of the following circumstances:

a.         The program participant’s legal name or contact information changes, unless the program participant provides the secretary with prior written notice of the name change or contact information.

b.         Mail forwarded by the secretary to the program participant’s address is returned as undeliverable by the United States postal service.

c.         The program participant is no longer eligible for the program.

d.         The program participant does not accept service of process or is unavailable for delivery of service of process as described in section 9E.5, subsection 4.

2.         The secretary shall cancel a program participant’s certification if the program participant’s application contains false information.

2015 Acts, ch 96, §5, 17

9E.5 Use of designated address.

1.         When a program participant presents the program participant’s designated address to any person, that designated address shall be accepted as the address of the program participant. The person shall not require the program participant to submit any other address that could be used to physically locate the program participant either as a substitute address or in addition to the designated address, or as a condition of receiving a service or benefit, unless the service or benefit would be impossible to provide without knowledge of the program participant’s physical location.

2.         A program participant may use the designated address as the program participant’s work address.

3.         The secretary shall forward all mail sent to the designated address to the program participant.

4.         The office of the secretary of state shall act as agent of the program participant for purposes of service of process. The secretary shall forward any service of process received by the office of the secretary of state by certified mail, return receipt requested to the designated address of the program participant within three days of receipt in the office of the secretary of state. A program participant shall either accept or reject service of process and the secretary shall notify the person initiating the service of process, unless such person is not ascertainable from the service of process documents, of the date of the program participant’s acceptance or rejection of the service of process. The date of service of the service of process is the date of the participant’s acceptance or rejection.

5.         If a program participant has notified a person in writing, on a form prescribed by the secretary, that the individual is a program participant and of the requirements of this section, the person shall not knowingly disclose the program participant’s address, unless any of the following:

a.         The person to whom the address is disclosed also lives, works, or goes to school at the address disclosed.

b.         The program participant has provided written consent to disclosure of the program participant’s name and address for the purpose for which the disclosure will be made.

6.         This section does not apply to documents or records relating to real property. The secretary shall offer a program participant information relating to the purchase of real property utilizing limited liability companies, trusts, or other legal entities in order to protect the participant’s identity for purposes of this program when purchasing real property.

2015 Acts, ch 96, §6, 17

Referred to in §9E.4, 9E.8

9E.6 Voting by program participant — absentee ballot.

1.         a. A program participant who is an eligible elector may register to vote with the state commissioner of elections, pursuant to section 48A.8, subsection 1.  The name, address, and telephone number of a program participant shall not be listed in the statewide voter registration system.

b. A program participant’s voter registration shall not be open to challenge under section 48A.14 based on participation in the program and use of a designated address.

2.         a. A program participant who is otherwise eligible to vote may annually register with the state commissioner of elections as an absentee voter.  As soon as practicable before each election,  the state commissioner of elections shall determine the precinct in which the residential address of the program participant is located and shall request and receive from the county commissioner of elections the ballot for that precinct and shall forward the absentee ballot to the program participant with the other materials for absentee balloting as required of the county commissioner of elections by section 53.8.

b.         The program participant shall complete the ballot and return it to the state commissioner of elections, who shall review the ballot in the manner provided by sections

53.18 and 53.19 if the return envelope is received in the state commissioner’s office before the polls close on election day or is clearly postmarked by an officially authorized postal service or bears a postal service barcode traceable to a date of entry into the federal mail system not later than the day before the election, as provided in section 53.17A. If the materials comply with the requirements of section 53.18,  the materials shall be certified by the state commissioner of elections as the ballot of a program participant, and shall be forwarded to the appropriate county commissioner of elections for tabulation by the special voters precinct election board appointed pursuant to section 53.23.

c.         The state commissioner of elections, to the extent practicable, shall administer this section in accordance with the provisions of chapters 48A and 53 applicable to county commissioners of elections.

3.         a. An absentee ballot submitted by a program participant shall not be subject to a challenge under section 49.79 or 53.31 if the challenge is based on the voter’s participation in the program and use of a designated address.

b.  In an election contested pursuant to chapter 57:

(1)        The state commissioner of elections shall, upon the written request of a party to the contest, certify the eligibility of a program participant to vote or the validity of a program participant’s absentee ballot. A written request submitted under this paragraph “b” must contain the voter identification number affixed to the program participant’s absentee ballot.

(2)        A deposition shall serve as testimony for a program participant. A court or tribunal trying the contest shall coordinate with the secretary to obtain a deposition from a program participant.

2015 Acts, ch 96, §7, 17; 2016 Acts, ch 1121, §1, 2; 2021 Acts, ch 12, §1, 73

Referred to in §9E.3, 48A.8, 53.2 Subsection 2, paragraph b amended

9E.7 Confidentiality of information.

1.         a. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and in section 9E.8, information collected, created, or maintained by the secretary related to applicants, eligible persons, and program participants is confidential unless otherwise ordered by a court or released by the lawful custodian of the records pursuant to state or federal law.

b. A program participant’s name and address maintained by a local governmental body that is part of an ongoing investigation or inspection of an alleged health code, building code, fire code, or city ordinance violation allegedly committed by the program participant is confidential information.

2.         Upon request  from  the  department  of  public  safety,  the secretary  may  share confidential information with the department of public safety. Such confidential information received by the department of public safety may be released to a law enforcement agency upon verification that the release will aid the law enforcement agency in responding to an emergency situation, a criminal complaint, or an ongoing investigation.

3.         This section shall not be construed to prohibit the dissemination of information relating to the program to any agency or organization if necessary for carrying out the official duties of the agency or organization, or to a person if disseminated for an official purpose, or to any other person if necessary to protect a person or property from a threat of imminent serious harm.

4.         If a program participant has notified the program participant’s landlord in writing that the individual is a program participant pursuant to this chapter, a local ordinance or the landlord shall not allow the display of the program participant’s name at an address otherwise protected under this chapter.

5.         Upon request by a program participant, the assessor or the assessor’s staff shall redact the requestor’s name contained in electronic documents that are displayed for public access through an internet site. The assessor shall implement and maintain a process to facilitate these requests. A fee shall not be charged for the administration of this subsection.

6.         This section shall not be construed to prohibit the enforcement of a lease agreement between a program participant and a program participant’s landlord.

2015 Acts, ch 96, §8, 17; 2016 Acts, ch 1016, §1; 2021 Acts, ch 183, §5

NEW subsection 5 and former subsection 5 renumbered as subsection 6

9E.8  Disclosure of program participant address in legal proceedings — protective order.

1.         If a program participant’s address is protected under section 9E.5, a person shall not be compelled to disclose the program participant’s address during discovery or during a proceeding before a court or other tribunal unless the court or other tribunal finds all of the following:

a.         A reasonable belief exists that the address is needed to obtain information or evidence without which the investigation, prosecution, or litigation cannot proceed.

b.         No other practicable means is available of obtaining the information or evidence from any other source.

2.         The court or other tribunal shall provide the program participant with notice that disclosure of the program participant’s address is sought and provide the program participant an opportunity to present evidence at a hearing regarding the potential harm to the safety of the program participant if the program participant’s address is disclosed. In determining whether to compel disclosure, the court or other tribunal shall consider whether the potential harm to the safety of the program participant is outweighed by the interest in disclosure relating to the investigation, prosecution, or litigation. In a criminal proceeding, the court or other tribunal shall order disclosure of a program participant’s address if protecting the program participant’s address would violate a defendant’s constitutional right to confront a witness.

3.         Disclosure of a program participant’s address under this section shall be limited under the terms of the order by the court or other tribunal to ensure that the disclosure and dissemination of the address will be no wider than necessary for the purposes of the investigation, prosecution, or litigation.

4.         This section does not prevent the court or other tribunal from issuing a protective order to prevent disclosure of information other than the program participant’s address that could reasonably lead to the discovery of the program participant’s location.

5.         This section shall apply to a participant in an out-of-state address confidentiality program substantially similar to the address confidentiality program established in this chapter.

2016 Acts, ch 1016, §2

Referred to in §9E.7

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Email: elections@michigan.gov

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Phone: 1-877-600-8683
 

VOTING BY PROTECTED VOTER PROGRAM PARTICIPANT; ABSENTEE BALLOT Minn. Stat. § 5B.06

A program participant who is otherwise eligible to vote may register with the secretary of state as a permanent absentee voter. Notwithstanding section 203B.04, subdivision 5, the secretary of state is not required to send an absentee ballot application prior to each election to a program participant registered as a permanent absentee voter under this section. As soon as practicable before each election, the secretary of state shall determine the precinct in which the residential address of the program participant is located and shall request from and receive from the county auditor or other election official the ballot for that precinct and shall forward the absentee ballot to the program participant with the other materials for absentee balloting as required by Minnesota law. The program participant shall complete the ballot and return it to the secretary of state, who shall review the ballot in the manner provided by section 203B.121, subdivision 2. If the ballot and ballot materials comply with the requirements of that section, the ballot must be certified by the secretary of state as the ballot of a program participant, and must be forwarded to the appropriate electoral jurisdiction for tabulation along with all other ballots. The name and address of a program participant must not be listed in the statewide voter registration system.

History: 2006 c 242 s 6; 2013 c 131 art 1 s 1; 2014 c 264 s 1

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter under the Mississippi Address Confidentiality Program, contact here [here], 

Phone: 651-215-1440.

Miss. Code Ann. § 99-47- [link to statute]

2013 Mississippi Code

Title 99 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Chapter 47 - VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT OR STALKING ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM

§ 99-47-1 - Definitions; Address Confidentiality Program established; application contents; certification as program participant; penalties for knowingly providing false or incorrect information on application; cancellation of certification; use of substitute address by public bodies; prohibition against disclosure of records in program participant's file; exceptions; immunity from liability.

Universal Citation: MS Code § 99-47-1 (2013)

(1) Definitions. As used in this section:

(a) "Confidential address" means any residential street address, school address, or work address of an individual, as specified on the individual's application to be a program participant under this section.

(b) "Program participant" means a person certified as a program participant under this section.

(c) "Domestic violence" means any of the following acts committed against a current or former spouse, a person living as a spouse or who formerly lived as a spouse or a child of persons living as spouses or who formerly lived as spouses, a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild or someone similarly situated to the defendant, a person with whom the defendant has a biological or legally adopted child in common, or a person in a current or former dating relationship:

(i) A violation of a domestic violence protection order;

(ii) Simple or aggravated domestic violence as defined in Section 97-3-7(3) or 97-3-7(4); or

(iii) Threats of such acts.

(d) "Sexual assault" means an act as defined in Section 45-33-23(g) as a sex offense.

(e) "Stalking" means an act as defined in Section 97-3-107 or Section 97-45-15.

(f) "Substitute address" means an address designated and assigned by the Office of the Attorney General to a program participant as a substitute mailing address under the Address Confidentiality Program.

(g) "Victim" means an individual against whom domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking has been committed.

(2) (a) Address Confidentiality Program. An adult, a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a minor, or a guardian acting on behalf of an incapacitated person, may apply to the Office of the Attorney General to have an address designated by the Office of the Attorney General serve as the substitute address for the person, the minor or the incapacitated person. The Office of the Attorney General shall approve an application if it is filed in the manner and on the form prescribed by the Office of the Attorney General and if it contains:

(i) A sworn statement by the applicant that the applicant has good reason to believe that the applicant, or the minor or incapacitated person on whose behalf the application is made, is a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault, and that the applicant fears for his or her safety, or his or her children's safety, or the safety of the minor or incapacitated person on whose behalf the application is made;

(ii) A designation of the Office of the Attorney General as agent for purposes of services of process and for the purpose of receipt of mail;

(iii) The confidential address where the applicant can be contacted by the Office of the Attorney General, and the telephone number or numbers where the applicant can be contacted by the Office of the Attorney General;

(iv) The confidential address or addresses that the applicant requests not be disclosed for the reason that disclosure will increase the risk of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault;

(v) A statement of any existing or pending court order or court action involving the applicant that is related to divorce proceedings, child support, child custody, or child visitation; the court that issued each order or has jurisdiction over an action shall be noted;

(vi) The signature of the applicant and a representative of a domestic violence shelter or rape crisis center as designated under subsection (6) who assisted in the preparation of the application;

(vii) The date on which the applicant signed the application; and

(viii) Evidence that the applicant is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. This evidence shall include at least one (1) of the following:

1. Law enforcement, court or other local, state or federal agency records or files;

2. Documentation from a domestic violence shelter or rape crisis center; or

3. Other form of evidence as determined by the Office of the Attorney General.

(b) Applications shall be filed with the Office of the Attorney General.

(c) Upon approval of an application, the Office of the Attorney General shall certify the applicant as a program participant. Upon certification, the Office of the Attorney General shall issue an Address Confidentiality Program authorization card to the program participant. Applicants shall be certified for four (4) years following the date of certification unless the certification is withdrawn, cancelled or invalidated before that date.

(d) A program applicant who falsely attests in an application that disclosure of the applicant's address would endanger the applicant's safety or the safety of the applicant's children or the minor or incapacitated person on whose behalf the application is made, or who knowingly provides false or incorrect information upon making an application or while a program participant, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($ 500.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed six (6) months.

(e) A fraudulent attempt to gain access to a program participant's confidential address shall constitute a felony, punishable by a fine not to exceed Two Thousand Dollars ($ 2,000.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed two (2) years.

(f) Knowingly entering the Address Confidentiality Program to evade civil liability or criminal prosecution shall constitute a felony, punishable by a fine not to exceed Two Thousand Dollars ($ 2,000.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed two (2) years.

(g) A program participant may terminate the certification by filing a notarized request for withdrawal from the program with the Office of the Attorney General.

(3) (a) Certification cancellation. If the program participant obtains a name change, the person's program participation is terminated and the person may immediately reapply for certification under the new name.

(b) The Office of the Attorney General may cancel a program participant's certification if there is a change in the residential address or telephone number from the address or the telephone number listed for the program participant on the application unless the program participant provides the Office of the Attorney General with a minimum of seven (7) days' notice before the change of address occurs.

(c) The Office of the Attorney General may cancel certification of a program participant if mail forwarded by the Office of the Attorney General to the program participant's confidential address is returned as undeliverable or if service of process documents are returned to the Office of the Attorney General as unable to be served.

(d) The Office of the Attorney General shall cancel certification of a program participant who applies using false information.

(e) The Office of the Attorney General shall send notice of cancellation to the program participant. Notice of cancellation shall set out the reasons for cancellation. That program participant shall have thirty (30) days from receipt of notification of cancellation to appeal the cancellation decisions under procedures adopted by the Office of the Attorney General.

(f) An individual who ceases to be a program participant is responsible for notifying persons, who use the substitute address designated by the Office of the Attorney General as the program participant's address, that the designated substitute address is no longer the individual's address.

(4) (a) Agency use of designated address. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a program participant may request that public bodies use the address designated by the Office of the Attorney General as the participant's substitute address. The program participant, and not the Office of the Attorney General, domestic violence shelter, nor rape crisis center, is responsible for requesting that any public body use the address designated by the Office of the Attorney General as the substitute address of the program participant. If there is any criminal proceeding on behalf of the program participant, the program participant is also responsible for notifying any law enforcement agency and the district attorney's office of the person's participation in the program. There shall be no responsibility on the part of any district attorney's office or any law enforcement agency to request that a public body use the substitute address. Public bodies shall accept the address designated by the Office of the Attorney General as a program participant's substitute address, unless the Office of the Attorney General has determined that:

(i) The public body has a bona fide statutory or administrative requirement for the use of the confidential address of the program participant as defined in this section; and

(ii) The confidential address will be used only for those statutory and administrative purposes.

(b) A program participant may use the substitute address designated by the Office of the Attorney General as his or her work address.

(c) The Office of the Attorney General shall forward all first-class, certified or registered mail to the program participant at the confidential address provided by the program participant. The Office of the Attorney General shall not be required to track or otherwise maintain records of any mail received on behalf of a program participant unless the mail is certified or registered.

(d) A program participant's name, confidential address, telephone number and any other identifying information within the possession of a public body, as defined by Section 25-61-3, shall not constitute a public record within the meaning of the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983. The program participant's actual name, address and telephone number shall be confidential and no public body shall disclose the program participant's name, address, telephone number, or any other identifying information.

(5) Disclosure of records prohibited; exceptions. A program participant's confidential address and telephone number and any other identifying information in the possession of the Office of the Attorney General shall not constitute a public record within the meaning of the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983, and shall not be disclosed during discovery in any criminal prosecution. The Office of the Attorney General shall not make any records in a program participant's file available for inspection or copying other than the address designated by the Office of the Attorney General, except under the following circumstances:

(a) If requested by a law enforcement agency, to the law enforcement agency for official use only, but not to be included in any reports made by the law enforcement agency or required to be produced in discovery in any criminal prosecution;

(b) If directed by a court order, to a person identified in the order; or

(c) To verify, if requested by a public body, the participation of a specific program participant, in which case the Office of the Attorney General may only confirm participation in the program and confirm information supplied by the requester.

(6) Assistance for program applicants. The Office of the Attorney General shall refer potential participants to domestic violence shelters or rape crisis centers that provide shelter and counseling services to either victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault to assist persons applying to be program participants.

(7) Address confidentiality funding. Expenses of administering the Address Confidentiality Program shall be paid from the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund.

(8) Immunity. The Office of the Attorney General and/or its agents and/or employees are immune from civil and/or criminal liability for damages for conduct within the scope and arising out of the performance of the duties imposed under this section. Any district attorney and his agents and employees, any law enforcement agency and its agents and employees and any local or state agency and its agents and employees are immune from liability, whether civil or criminal, for damages for conduct within the scope and arising out of the program. Any employee or representative of a domestic violence shelter or rape crisis center who acts in good faith to assist a victim complete an application for participation in the Address Confidentiality Program shall be immune from civil and/or criminal liability. Any assistance rendered pursuant to this section, by the Office of the Attorney General, its agents or employees, shall in no way be construed as legal advice.

(9) Adoption of rules. The Office of the Attorney General Victim Compensation Division is authorized to adopt rules and regulations as shall be necessary for carrying out the provisions of this section.

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Or contact the Montana Secretary of State
Phone: 406-444-9608
 
SUBSTITUTE ADDRESS FOR PARTICIPANT § 40-15-117, MCA
 
40-15-117. Substitute address for participant -- application -- duties of department -- penalty. 
(1) A victim who is a resident of this state may apply to the department to have a substitute address designated by the department to serve as the official address of the applicant.
 
(2) An application for the issuance of a substitute address must include:
(a) proof that the victim is a resident of this state and specific evidence showing that, before the applicant files the application, the applicant has been a victim;
(b) the address that is requested to be kept confidential;
(c) a telephone number at which the department may contact the applicant;
(d) a question asking whether the applicant wishes to register to vote or, if registered, to change the applicant's address for voter registration;
(e) a designation of the department as agent for the applicant for the purposes of service of process and receipt of mail;
(f) the signature of the applicant;
(g) the date on which the applicant signed the application; and
(h) any other information required by the department.
 
(3) The department shall approve or disapprove an application within 5 business days after the application is filed.
 
(4) (a) The department:
(i) shall approve an application that is accompanied by specific evidence that the applicant has been a victim within 4 years prior to filing the application; and
(ii) may approve an application if the applicant does not provide specific evidence or the crime against the applicant was committed more than 4 years prior to the applicant filing the application.
(b) Specific evidence that would meet the requirements of this subsection (4) includes but is not limited to a copy of an applicable record of conviction, a temporary restraining order, a protective order granted by a court of competent jurisdiction, or a sworn statement of the victim.
 
(5) If a participant indicates in response to the question asked in subsection (2)(d) that the participant wishes to register to vote or to change the participant's address used for voter registration:
(a) the department shall furnish the participant with a form developed by the department to register the participant or change the participant's address for voter registration; and
(b) the participant shall complete and sign the form and return it to the department.
 
(6) A person who knowingly attests falsely or provides incorrect information in the application is guilty of false swearing under 45-7-202.
 
History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 83, L. 2005.

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Or contact the Nevada Secretary of State
Email: sosmail@sos.nv.gov
Phone: 775-684-5705


NRS 293.558 Disclosure of identification numbers to public; county or city clerk prohibited from disclosing certain information; registered voter may request that address and telephone number be withheld from public. NRS 293.558  
      1. The county or city clerk shall disclose the identification number of a registered voter to the public, including, without limitation:
      (a) In response to an inquiry received by the county or city clerk; or
      (b) By inclusion of the identification number of the registered voter on any list of registered voters made available for public inspection pursuant to NRS 293.301, 293.440, 293.557, 293C.290 or 293C.542.
      2. The county or city clerk shall not disclose:
      (a) The social security number or the driver’s license or identification card number of a registered voter, and such a number is confidential and is not a public book or record within the meaning of NRS 239.010.
      (b) An electronic mail address provided by a registered voter to carry out any state or federal law relating to the voting process, and such an electronic mail address is confidential and is not a public book or record within the meaning of NRS 239.010. The county or city clerk may not release a registered voter’s electronic mail address to a third party and may use such an electronic mail address only to:
             (1) Communicate with the registered voter about the voting process, including, without limitation, as necessary to carry out the provisions of chapter 293D of NRS; and
             (2) Distribute a sample ballot to the registered voter by electronic means if the county or city clerk has established a system for distributing sample ballots by electronic means pursuant to NRS 293.565 or 293C.530 and the registered voter elects to receive a sample ballot by electronic means.
      3. A registered voter may submit a written request to the county or city clerk to have his or her address and telephone number withheld from the public. Upon receipt of such a request, the county or city clerk shall not disclose the address or telephone number of the registered voter to the public, including, without limitation:
      (a) In response to an inquiry received by the county or city clerk; or
      (b) By inclusion on any list of registered voters made available for public inspection pursuant to NRS 293.301, 293.440, 293.557, 293C.290 or 293C.542.
      4. No information relating to a registered voter may be withheld from the public other than:
      (a) The address and telephone number of the registered voter if requested by the registered voter pursuant to this section;
      (b) An electronic mail address provided by the registered voter to carry out any state or federal law relating to the voting process;
      (c) The social security number and driver’s license or identification card number of the registered voter; and
      (d) Any other information relating to the registered voter that any state or federal law declares to be confidential or otherwise requires to be withheld from the public.
      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2773; A 1997, 3468; 2001, 2956; 2005, 2290; 2015, 2641, 3163)

NRS 293.900 Definitions. As used in NRS 293.900 to 293.920, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 293.902 and 293.904 have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.
      (Added to NRS by 2017, 1556)

NRS 293.902 “Confidential information” defined. “Confidential information” means personal information deemed confidential pursuant to NRS 293.906.
      (Added to NRS by 2017, 1556)

NRS 293.904 “Personal information” defined. “Personal information” means:
      1. The home address of a person;
      2. The home address of the spouse, domestic partner or minor child of a person; and
      3. Any telephone number or electronic mail address of a person,
but does not include an assessor’s parcel number.
      (Added to NRS by 2017, 1556)

NRS 293.906 Court order required to request confidentiality of certain personal information; duties of Secretary of State or county or city clerk.
      1. Any person listed in NRS 293.908 who wishes to have personal information about himself or herself that is contained in the records of the Secretary of State or a county or city clerk be kept confidential must obtain an order of a court that requires the Secretary of State or the county clerk or city clerk to maintain the personal information of the person in a confidential manner. Such an order must be based on a sworn affidavit by the person, which affidavit:
      (a) States that the affiant qualifies as a person listed in NRS 293.908; and
      (b) Sets forth sufficient justification for the request for confidentiality.
      2. Upon receipt of such an order, the Secretary of State or a county or city clerk shall keep such information confidential and shall not:
      (a) Disclose the confidential information to anyone, unless disclosure is specifically authorized in writing by that person; or
      (b) Post the confidential information on the Internet or its successor, if any, or make the information available to others in any other way.
      (Added to NRS by 2017, 1556)

      NRS 293.908 Persons who may request personal information to be kept confidential.
      1. The following persons may request that personal information contained in the records of the Secretary of State or a county or city clerk be kept confidential:
      (a) Any justice or judge in this State.
      (b) Any senior justice or senior judge in this State.
      (c) Any court-appointed master in this State.
      (d) Any clerk of a court, court administrator or court executive officer in this State.
      (e) Any district attorney or attorney employed by the district attorney who as part of his or her normal job responsibilities prosecutes persons for:
             (1) Crimes that are punishable as category A felonies; or
             (2) Domestic violence.
      (f) Any state or county public defender who as part of his or her normal job responsibilities defends persons for:
             (1) Crimes that are punishable as category A felonies; or
             (2) Domestic violence.
      (g) Any person, including without limitation, a social worker, employed by this State or a political subdivision of this State who as part of his or her normal job responsibilities:
             (1) Interacts with the public; and
             (2) Performs tasks related to child welfare services or child protective services or tasks that expose the person to comparable dangers.
      (h) Any county manager in this State.
      (i) Any inspector, officer or investigator employed by this State or a political subdivision of this State designated by his or her employer:
             (1) Who possess specialized training in code enforcement;
             (2) Who, as part of his or her normal job responsibilities, interacts with the public; and
             (3) Whose primary duties are the performance of tasks related to code enforcement.
      (j) The spouse, domestic partner or minor child of a person described in paragraphs (a) to (i), inclusive.
      (k) The surviving spouse, domestic partner or minor child of a person described in paragraphs (a) to (i), inclusive, who was killed in the performance of his or her duties.
      2. As used in this section:
      (a) “Child protective services” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.042.
      (b) “Child welfare services” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.044.
      (c) “Code enforcement” means the enforcement of laws, ordinances or codes regulating public nuisances or the public health, safety and welfare.
      (d) “Social worker” means any person licensed under chapter 641B of NRS.
      (Added to NRS by 2017, 1556; A 2019, 728, 867)

NRS 293.5002 Procedures applicable to certain persons issued fictitious address.
      1. The Secretary of State shall establish procedures to allow a person for whom a fictitious address has been issued pursuant to NRS 217.462 to 217.471, inclusive, to:
      (a) Preregister or register to vote; and
      (b) Vote by absent ballot,
without revealing the confidential address of the person.
      2. In addition to establishing appropriate procedures or developing forms pursuant to subsection 1, the Secretary of State shall develop a form to allow a person for whom a fictitious address has been issued to preregister or register to vote or to change the address of the person’s current preregistration or registration, as applicable. The form must include:
      (a) A section that contains the confidential address of the person; and
      (b) A section that contains the fictitious address of the person.
      3. Upon receiving a completed form from a person for whom a fictitious address has been issued, the Secretary of State shall:
      (a) On the portion of the form that contains the fictitious address of the person, indicate the county and precinct in which the person will vote and forward this portion of the form to the appropriate county clerk; and
      (b) File the portion of the form that contains the confidential address.
      4. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any request received by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection 3 shall be deemed a request for a permanent absent ballot.
      5. Notwithstanding any other provision of law:
      (a) The Secretary of State and each county clerk shall keep the portion of the form developed pursuant to subsection 2 that he or she retains separate from other applications for preregistration or registration.
      (b) The county clerk shall not make the name, confidential address or fictitious address of the person who has been issued a fictitious address available for:
             (1) Inspection or copying; or
             (2) Inclusion in any list that is made available for public inspection,
unless directed to do so by lawful order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1331; A 2001, 695; 2017, 3849)

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Phone: 609-292-3760

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NJSA 19:31-3.2 Voter registration; nondisclosure of street address for domestic violence, stalking victims
N.J. Stat. § 19:31-3.2 

1. a. A person who is (1) a victim of domestic violence who has obtained a permanent restraining order against a defendant pursuant to section 13 of the "Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991," P.L.1991, c.261 (C.2C:25-29) and fears further violent acts by the defendant, or (2) a victim of stalking, or member of the immediate family of such a victim as defined by paragraph (3) of subsection a. of section 1 of P.L.1992, c.209 (C.2C:12-10), who is protected under the terms of a permanent restraining order issued pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1996, c.39 (C.2C:12-10.1) and who fears death or bodily injury from the defendant against whom that order was issued, shall be allowed to register to vote without disclosing the person's street address. Such a person shall leave the space for a street address on the original permanent registration form blank and shall, instead, attach to the form a copy of the permanent restraining order and a note which indicates that the person fears future violent acts by the defendant and which contains a mailing address, post office box or other contact point where mail can be received by the person. Upon receipt of the person's voter registration form, the commissioner of registration in all counties having a superintendent of elections, and the county board of elections in all other counties, shall provide the person with a map of the municipality in which the person resides which shows the various voting districts. The person shall indicate to the commissioner or board, as appropriate, the voting district in which the person resides and shall be permitted to vote at the polling place for that district. If such a person thereafter changes residences, the person shall so inform the commissioner or board by completing a new permanent registration form in the manner described above.
b. Any person who makes public any information which has been provided by a victim of domestic violence, or by a victim of stalking or the family member of such a victim, pursuant to subsection a. of this section concerning the mailing address, post office box or other contact point of the victim or family member or the election district in which the victim or family member resides is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.

L.1994,c.148,s.1; (title amended 2001, c.177, s.1), amended 2001, c.177, s.2.

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§ 163-82.10.  Official record of voter registration. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 163-82.10(e) 
(a)        Official Record. - The State voter registration system is the official voter registration list for the conduct of all elections in the State. The State Board and the county board of elections may keep copies of voter registration data, including voter registration applications, in any medium and format expressly approved by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources pursuant to standards and conditions established by the Department and mutually agreed to by the Department and the State Board. A completed and signed registration application form, if available, described in G.S. 163-82.3, once approved by the county board of elections, becomes backup to the official registration record of the voter.
(a1)      Personal Identifying Information. - Full or partial social security numbers, dates of birth, the identity of the public agency at which the voter registered under G.S. 163-82.20, any electronic mail address submitted under this Article, Article 20, or Article 21A of this Chapter, photocopies of identification for voting, and drivers license numbers, whether held by the State Board or a county board of elections, are confidential and shall not be considered public records and subject to disclosure to the general public under Chapter 132 of the General Statutes. Cumulative data based on those items of information may be publicly disclosed as long as information about any individual cannot be discerned from the disclosed data. Disclosure of information in violation of this subsection shall not give rise to a civil cause of action. This limitation of liability does not apply to the disclosure of information in violation of this subsection as a result of gross negligence, wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing that would otherwise be actionable.
(a2)      Voter Signatures. - The signature of the voter, either on the paper application or an electronically captured image of it, whether held by the State Board or a county board of elections, may be viewed by the public but may not be copied or traced except by election officials for election administration purposes. Any such copy or tracing is not a public record.
(b)        Paperless, Instant Electronic Transfer. - The application described in G.S. 163-82.3 may be either a paper hard copy or an electronic document.
(c)        Access to Registration Records. - Upon request by that person, the county board of elections shall provide to any person a list of the registered voters of the county or of any precinct or precincts in the county. The county board may furnish selective lists according to party affiliation, gender, race, date of registration, precinct name, precinct identification code, congressional district, senate district, representative district, and, where applicable, county commissioner district, city governing board district, fire district, soil and water conservation district, and voter history including primary, general, and special districts, or any other reasonable category. No list produced under this section shall contain a voter's date of birth. However, lists may be produced according to voters' ages. Both the following shall apply to all counties:
(1)        The county board of elections shall make the voter registration information available to the public on electronic or magnetic medium. For purposes of this section, "electronic or magnetic medium" means any of the media in use by the State Board of Elections at the time of the request.
(2)        Information requested on electronic or magnetic medium shall contain the following: voter name, county voter identification number, residential address, mailing address, sex, race, age but not date of birth, party affiliation, precinct name, precinct identification code, congressional district, senate district, representative district, and, where applicable, county commissioner district, city governing board district, fire district, soil and water conservation district, and any other district information available, and voter history including primary, general, and special districts, or any other reasonable category.
The county board shall require each person to whom a list is furnished to reimburse the board for the actual cost incurred in preparing it, except as provided in subsection (d) of this section. Actual cost for the purpose of this section shall not include the cost of any equipment or any imputed overhead expenses. When furnishing information under this subsection to a purchaser on a magnetic medium provided by the county board or the purchaser, the county board may impose a service charge of up to twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
(d)       Free Lists. - A county board shall provide, upon written request, one free list of all the registered voters in the county to the State chair of each political party and to the county chair of each political party once in every odd-numbered year, once during the first six calendar months of every even-numbered year, and once during the latter six calendar months of every even-numbered year. Each free list shall include the name, address, gender, age but not date of birth, race, political affiliation, voting history, precinct, precinct name, precinct identification code, congressional district, senate district, representative district, and, where applicable, county commissioner district, city governing board district, fire district, soil and water conservation district, and voter history including primary, general, and special districts of each registered voter. All free lists shall be provided as soon as practicable on one of any electronic or magnetic media, but no later than 30 days after written request. Each State party chair shall provide the information on the media received from the county boards or a copy of the media containing the data itself to candidates of that party who request the data in writing. As used in this section, "political party" means a political party as defined in G.S. 163-96.
(e)        Exception for Address of Certain Registered Voters. - Notwithstanding subsections (c) and (d) of this section, if a registered voter submits to the county board of elections a copy of a protective order without attachments, if any, issued to that person under G.S. 50B-3 or a lawful order of any court of competent jurisdiction restricting the access or contact of one or more persons with a registered voter or a current and valid Address Confidentiality Program authorization card issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 15C of the General Statutes, accompanied by a signed statement that the voter has good reason to believe that the physical safety of the voter or a member of the voter's family residing with the voter would be jeopardized if the voter's address were open to public inspection, that voter's address is a public record but shall be kept confidential as long as the protective order remains in effect or the voter remains a certified program participant in the Address Confidentiality Program. That voter's name, precinct, and the other data contained in that voter's registration record shall remain a public record. That voter's signed statement submitted under this subsection is a public record but shall be kept confidential as long as the protective order remains in effect or the voter remains a certified program participant in the Address Confidentiality Program. It is the responsibility of the voter to provide the county board with a copy of the valid protective order in effect or a current and valid Address Confidentiality Program authorization card issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 15C of the General Statutes. The voter's actual address shall be used for any election-related purpose by any board of elections. That voter's address shall be available for inspection by a law enforcement agency or by a person identified in a court order, if inspection of the address by that person is directed by that court order. It shall not be a violation of this section if the address of a voter who is participating in the Address Confidentiality Program is discovered by a member of the public in public records disclosed by a county board of elections prior to December 1, 2001. Addresses required to be kept confidential by this section shall not be made available to the jury commission under the provisions of G.S. 9-2.  

(1901, c. 89, s. 83; Rev., s. 4382; C.S., s. 6016; 1931, c. 80; 1939, c. 263, s. 31/2; 1949, c. 916, ss. 6, 7; 1953, c. 843; 1955, c. 800; 1959, c. 883; 1963, c. 303, s. 1; 1965, c. 1116, s. 1; 1967, c. 775, s. 1; 1973, c. 793, ss. 22, 25; 1975, c. 12; c. 395; 1979, 2nd Sess., c. 1242; 1981, c. 39, s. 1; c. 87, s.1; c. 308, s. 1; c. 656; 1983, c. 218, ss. 1, 2; 1985, c. 211, ss. 1, 2; c. 472, s. 1; 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 762, s. 2; 1995 (Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 688, s. 2; 2001-396, s. 1; 2002-171, s. 8; 2003-226, ss. 2, 3; 2003-278, s. 6; 2004-127, s. 17(c); 2005-428, s. 10(a), (b); 2007-391, s. 19; 2008-187, s. 33(a); 2009-541, s. 12; 2011-182, s. 9; 2015-241, s. 14.30(s); 2017-6, s. 3; 2018-146, s. 3.1(a), (b); 2019-239, s. 1.1(c).)

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Section 111.42 | Address confidentiality program; application to secretary of state. O.R.C. 111.42
(A) A person to whom all of the following applies may apply to the secretary of state with the assistance of an application assistant to become a participant in the address confidentiality program, in which an address designated by the secretary of state serves as the person's address or the address of the minor, incompetent, or ward on whose behalf the person is applying:
(1) The applicant is an adult who is applying on behalf of the person's self or is a parent or guardian applying on behalf of a minor, incompetent, or ward.
(2) The applicant or the minor, incompetent, or ward, as applicable, resides, works, or attends a school or an institution of higher education in this state.
(3) The applicant or the minor, incompetent, or ward, as applicable, is changing residence.
(4) The applicant fears for the safety of the applicant, a member of the applicant's household, or the minor, incompetent, or ward on whose behalf the application is made because the applicant, household member, minor, incompetent, or ward is a victim of domestic violence, menacing by stalking, human trafficking, trafficking in persons, rape, or sexual battery.
(5) The applicant or the minor, incompetent, or ward, as applicable, is not a tier I sex offender/child-victim offender, a tier II sex offender/child-victim offender, or a tier III sex offender/child-victim offender.
(B) An application to become a participant in the address confidentiality program shall be made on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and filed in the office of the secretary of state in the manner prescribed by the secretary of state. The application shall contain all of the following:
(1) A notarized statement by the applicant that the applicant fears for the safety of the applicant, a member of the applicant's household, or the minor, incompetent, or ward on whose behalf the application is made because the applicant, household member, minor, incompetent, or ward is a victim of domestic violence, menacing by stalking, human trafficking, trafficking in persons, rape, or sexual battery;
(2) A statement that the application assistant recommends that the applicant or the minor, incompetent, or ward, as applicable, participate in the address confidentiality program;
(3) A knowing and voluntary designation of the secretary of state as the agent for the purposes of receiving service of process and the receipt of mail;
(4) The mailing address and telephone number or numbers at which the secretary of state may contact the applicant;
(5) The address or addresses of the applicant's residence, school, institution of higher education, business, or place of employment that the applicant requests not be disclosed for the reason that disclosure will increase the risk that the applicant, a member of the applicant's household, or the minor, incompetent, or ward on whose behalf the application is made will be threatened or physically harmed by another person;
(6) The signature of the applicant, the name and signature of the application assistant who assisted the applicant, and the date on which the applicant and the application assistant signed the application;
(7) Except for a claim based on the performance or nonperformance of a public duty that was manifestly outside the scope of the officer's or employee's office or employment or in which the officer or employee acted with malicious purpose, in bad faith, or in a wanton or reckless manner, a voluntary release and waiver of all future claims against the state for any claim that may arise from participation in the address confidentiality program.
(C) Upon receiving a properly completed application under division (B) of this section, the secretary of state shall do all of the following:
(1) Certify the applicant or the minor, incompetent, or ward on whose behalf the application is filed as a program participant;
(2) Designate each eligible address listed in the application as a confidential address;
(3) Issue the program participant a unique program participant identification number;
(4) Issue the program participant an address confidentiality program authorization card, which shall be valid during the period that the program participant remains certified to participate in the address confidentiality program, and which shall include the address at which the program participant may receive mail through the office of the secretary of state;
(5) Provide information to the program participant concerning the manner in which the program participant may use the secretary of state as the program participant's agent for the purposes of receiving mail and receiving service of process and the types of mail that the secretary of state will forward to the program participant;
(6) Provide information to the program participant concerning the process to register to vote and to vote as a program participant, if the program participant is eligible to vote.
(D) A program participant shall update the person's application information, within thirty days after any change has occurred, by submitting a notice of change to the office of the secretary of state on a form prescribed by the secretary of state. The secretary of state may, with proper notice, cancel a program participant's certification if the participant is found to be unreachable for a period of sixty days or more.
(E) The certification of a program participant shall be valid for four years after the date of the filing of the application for the program participant unless the certification is withdrawn or invalidated before the end of that four-year period.
(F)(1) A program participant who continues to be eligible to participate in the address confidentiality program may renew the program participant's certification by submitting a renewal application to the secretary of state with the assistance of an application assistant. The renewal application shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall contain all of the information described in division (B) of this section.
(2) The secretary of state may prescribe by rule a grace period during which a program participant whose certification has expired may renew the program participant's certification without being considered to have ceased being a program participant during that period.
(3) When a program participant renews the program participant's certification, the program participant shall continue to use the program participant's original program participant identification number.
(G) A tier I sex offender/child-victim offender, a tier II sex offender/child-victim offender, or a tier III sex offender/child-victim offender is not eligible to participate in the address confidentiality program described in sections 111.41 to 111.99 of the Revised Code.

Section 111.43 | Requests for use of designated address. O.R.C. 111.43
(A) A program participant may request that a governmental entity, other than a board of elections, use the address designated by the secretary of state as the program participant's address. Except as otherwise provided in division (D) of this section and in section 111.44 of the Revised Code, if the program participant requests that a governmental entity use that address, the governmental entity shall accept that address. The program participant may provide the program participant's address confidentiality program authorization card as proof of the program participant's status.
(B) If a program participant's employer, school, or institution of higher education is not a governmental entity, the program participant may request that the employer, school, or institution of higher education use the address designated by the secretary of state as the program participant's address. The program participant may provide the program participant's address confidentiality program authorization card as proof of the program participant's status.
(C)(1) The office of the secretary of state shall, on each day that the secretary of state's office is open for business, place all of the following that the secretary of state receives on behalf of a program participant into an envelope or package and mail that envelope or package to the program participant at the mailing address the program participant provided to the secretary of state for that purpose:
(a) First class letters, flats, packages, or parcels delivered via the United States postal service, including priority, express, and certified mail;
(b) Packages or parcels that are clearly identifiable as containing pharmaceutical agents or medical supplies;
(c) Packages, parcels, periodicals, or catalogs that are clearly identifiable as being sent by a governmental entity;
(d) Packages, parcels, periodicals, or catalogs that have received prior authorization from the office of the secretary of state for forwarding under this section.
(2) Except as provided in divisions (C)(1)(a) to (d) of this section, the office of the secretary of state shall not forward any packages, parcels, periodicals, or catalogs received on behalf of a program participant.
(3) The secretary of state may contract with the United States postal service to establish special postal rates for the envelopes or packages used in forwarding a program participant's mail under this section
(4)(a) Upon receiving service of process on behalf of a program participant, the office of the secretary of state shall immediately forward the process by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the program participant at the mailing address the program participant provided to the secretary of state for that purpose. Service of process upon the office of the secretary of state on behalf of a program participant constitutes service upon the program participant under rule 4.2 of the Rules of Civil Procedure.
(b) The secretary of state may prescribe by rule the manner in which process may be served on the secretary of state as the agent of a program participant.
(c) Upon request by a person who intends to serve process on an individual, the secretary of state shall confirm whether the individual is a program participant but shall not disclose any other information concerning a program participant.
(D) Division (A) of this section does not apply to a municipal-owned public utility. The confidential addresses of participants of the address confidentiality program that are maintained by a municipal-owned public utility are not a public record and shall not be released by a municipal-owned public utility or by any employee of a municipal-owned public utility.

Section 111.44 | Voter registration record. O.R.C. 111.44
(A) A program participant who is eligible to vote may apply to the board of elections of the county in which the program participant resides to request that the program participant's voter registration record be kept confidential. The program participant shall submit an application to the director of the board of elections, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, that includes all of the following:
(1) The information required under section 3503.14 of the Revised Code to register to vote;
(2) The program participant's program participant identification number;
(3) If the program participant is currently registered to vote at another address, the address at which the program participant is registered to vote and a statement that, if the program participant is registered in another county or state, the program participant authorizes the director to instruct the appropriate authority to cancel the program participant's existing voter registration;
(4) A statement that the program participant understands all of the following:
(a) That during the time the program participant chooses to have a confidential voter registration record, the program participant may vote only by absent voter's ballots;
(b) That the program participant may provide the program participant's program participant identification number instead of the program participant's residence address on an application for absent voter's ballots or on an absent voter's ballot identification envelope statement of voter;
(c) That casting any ballot in person will reveal the program participant's precinct and residence address to precinct election officials and employees of the board of elections and may reveal the program participant's precinct or residence address to members of the public;
(d) That if the program participant signs an election petition, the program participant's residence address will be made available to the public.
(B)(1) A program participant who is not currently registered to vote in this state must submit an application under this section not later than the thirtieth day before the day of an election in order to be eligible to vote in that election, as provided in sections 3503.01 and 3503.19 of the Revised Code.
(2) A program participant who is currently registered to vote in this state may submit an application under this section at any time to request that the program participant's voter registration record be kept confidential.
(C) Upon the receipt by the director of the board of elections of a valid application under division (A) of this section, all of the following shall apply:
(1) The director or the deputy director shall contact the secretary of state to confirm that the program participant identification number provided on the application matches the number the secretary of state issued to the program participant.
(2) The application shall be treated as the program participant's voter registration form. The form shall be stored in a secure manner, such that only the members of the board of elections, the director, and the deputy director have access to the form and to the residence address contained in the form.
(3) The director or the deputy director shall record the program participant's program participant identification number in the statewide voter registration database and the official registration list instead of the program participant's residence address and precinct.
(4) If the program participant is currently registered to vote in the county, the director or the deputy director shall do all of the following:
(a) Remove the residence address and precinct information from the program participant's voter registration record, the statewide voter registration database, and the official registration list;
(b) Remove the program participant's name and registration information from any pollbook, poll list, or signature pollbook in which it appears and from any publicly available registration list in which it appears.
(5) If the program participant is currently registered to vote in another county, the director or the deputy director shall notify the board of elections of the county in which the program participant is registered to cancel the program participant's registration.
(6) If the program participant is currently registered to vote in another state, the director or the deputy director shall notify the appropriate authority in that state to cancel the program participant's registration.
(7) The director or the deputy director shall promptly send an acknowledgment notice to the program participant on a form prescribed by the secretary of state.
(D)(1)(a) The residence address or precinct of a program participant who has a confidential voter registration record, as described in this section, shall not appear in the statewide voter registration database or in the official registration list. The program participant's program participant identification number shall appear in place of that information.
(b) No information concerning the program participant, including the program participant's name, shall be included in any pollbook, poll list, or signature pollbook.
(c) No information concerning the program participant, including the program participant's name, shall be included in the version of the statewide voter registration database that is available to the public or in any version of an official registration list that is available to the public.
(2) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of the Revised Code, a program participant who has a confidential voter registration record may vote only by casting absent voter's ballots.
(3) Not later than the forty-fifth day before the day of an election, the secretary of state shall mail a notice to each program participant who has a confidential voter registration record. The notice shall inform the program participant of all of the following:
(a) That if the program participant wishes to vote in the election, the program participant should cast absent voter's ballots by mail;
(b) The procedure for the program participant to cast absent voter's ballots;
(c) That casting any ballot in person will reveal the program participant's precinct and residence address to precinct election officials and employees of the board of elections and may reveal the program participant's precinct or residence address to members of the public.
(E)(1) A program participant who has a confidential voter registration record and who has had a change of name or change of address may submit an application under division (A) of this section that includes the program participant's updated information. The director or the deputy director shall treat that application as a notice of change of name or change of address.
(2) If the program participant currently resides in that county, the director or the deputy director shall replace the program participant's existing registration form with the new registration form.
(3) If the program participant currently resides in another county in this state, the director or the deputy director shall cancel the program participant's existing registration form and shall transmit the program participant's new registration form to the director of the board of elections of the county in which the elector currently resides, and the new registration form shall be processed in accordance with division (C) of this section.
(F) A person who has a confidential voter registration record and who ceases being a program participant or who wishes to cease having a confidential voter registration record shall submit an application, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, that includes all of the following:
(1) The information required under section 3503.14 of the Revised Code to register to vote;
(2) The person's program participant identification number;
(3) A statement that the person has ceased being a program participant or that the person wishes to cease having a confidential voter registration record;
(4) A statement that the director should do one of the following:
(a) Treat the person's existing voter registration form in the same manner as other voter registration forms;
(b) Cancel the person's voter registration.
(G)(1) Upon receiving a valid application under division (F) of this section from a person who wishes the board of elections to treat the person's existing voter registration form in the same manner as other voter registration forms, or upon receiving a notice from the secretary of state under division (B) of section 111.45 of the Revised Code concerning a person who has a confidential voter registration record, the director or the deputy director shall do all of the following:
(a) Store the person's voter registration form in the same manner as other voter registration forms;
(b) Remove the person's program participant identification number from the person's registration form and from the statewide voter registration database;
(c) Ensure that the statewide voter registration database and any poll list, pollbook, or registration list accurately reflect the person's current name and registration information.
(2) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of section 3503.01 of the Revised Code, if the director receives an application or notice described in division (G)(1) of this section concerning an elector less than thirty days before the day of an election, the elector shall be eligible to vote in that election.
(H) Upon receiving a valid application under division (F) of this section from a person who wishes to have the person's voter registration canceled, the director or the deputy director shall cancel the person's voter registration.

OKLAHOMA VOTER ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY

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Confidentiality of residence and mailing address. [26 O.S. § 4-115.2]

§26-4-115.2.  Confidentiality of residence and mailing address. A.  The Secretary of the State Election Board is authorized to promulgate rules to keep confidential the residence and mailing address, upon application to do so, of individual registered voters who are members of certain classes.  These classes shall be limited to the judiciary, district attorneys, assistant district attorneys, Uniformed Services members, law enforcement personnel and the immediate family of law enforcement personnel, correctional officers, persons who are protected by victim's protection orders, the spouses and dependents of the members of such classes, and persons who are certified by the Secretary of State as participants in the Address Confidentiality Program established by Section 60.14 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.  Such address information shall be provided to a candidate or candidate representative or other lawful authority in anticipation or as part of a contest of candidacy or contest of an election as provided for in this title or as part of a petition challenge as provided by law.  However, no information concerning the address of a certified Address Confidentiality Program participant shall be released by election officials to any person for any purpose except under court order. B.  As used in this section, "immediate family of law enforcement personnel" means a spouse, child by birth or adoption, stepchild or parent living at the same residence as the law enforcement personnel. Added by Laws 2002, c. 447, § 5, emerg. eff. June 5, 2002.  Amended by Laws 2003, c. 485, § 6; Laws 2016, c. 152, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2016; Laws 2018, c. 15, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2018.

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Phone: 503-986-1523
 
Statewide List of Electors ORS § 247.940

(1) A major political party qualified under ORS 248.006 (Qualification and maintenance of status as major political party) or a minor political party qualified under ORS 248.008 (Qualification as minor political party) may request from the Secretary of State a statewide list of electors, as described in ORS 247.945 (List of county or statewide electors) (4). The list may not contain any information about participants in the Address Confidentiality Program established under ORS 192.820 (Definitions for ORS 192.820 to 192.868) to 192.868 (Grants, donations and gifts) or any information that may not be publicly disclosed under ORS 247.948 (Information required for or prohibited from inclusion in lists of electors). A major political party or a minor political party may make no more than two separate requests under this subsection per primary election, general election or special election.

(2) A request for a list under subsection (1) of this section must be made:

(a) Not earlier than six months before the primary election, general election or special election; and

(b) Not later than the 15th day before the primary election, general election or special election.

(3) If the Secretary of State receives a request under subsection (1) of this section, the secretary shall deliver the list not later than 10 days after receiving the request.

(4) The Secretary of State may not charge for preparation or delivery of the list supplied under this section. 

[1979 c.190 §63; 1979 c.519 §13a; 1989 c.637 §1; 1991 c.107 §2; 1993 c.797 §21; 1995 c.712 §12; 1995 c.742 §8; 1999 c.999 §35; 2007 c.542 §16; 2019 c.675 §5]

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter, contact the South Dakota Secretary of State
Phone: 605-773-3537
 

SECURED ACTIVE VOTER DESIGNATION  SDCL § 12-4-9.2

A person eligible to vote under § 12-4-1 may apply to the secretary of state to be listed in the master registration file with a secured active designation.

The secretary of state shall certify a secured active designation if an applicant provides a sworn application that affirms one of the following:

(1)    The applicant has obtained an active protection order under chapter 25-10 or chapter 22-19A, which the secretary of state shall verify with the Unified Judicial System; or

(2)    The applicant resides in a shelter established pursuant to chapter 25-10. The applicant shall obtain authorization signed by an official of the shelter.

Upon receipt of the application, the secretary of state shall verify with the Unified Judicial System that the applicant petitioned for the protection order and the order is active.

A voter record with a secured active designation shall be excluded from public inspection or copying, except if requested by a law enforcement agency, if directed by a court order, or if a secured active designation has been cancelled at the request of the secured active designee.

A secured active designation remains in effect for five years.

The State Board of Elections shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to prescribe the notices and forms, as well as any criteria and procedures for approving applications pursuant to this section.

Source:  SL 2021, ch 61, § 1.

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Email: elections@sos.texas.gov

Phone: 512-463-5650 

Recording and Disclosure of Certain Information by Registrar Tex. Elec. Code § 13.004

Sec. 13.004.  RECORDING AND DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY REGISTRAR.  (a)  The registrar may not transcribe, copy, or otherwise record a telephone number furnished on a registration application.

(b)  The registrar may transcribe, copy, or otherwise record a social security number furnished on a registration application only in maintaining the accuracy of the registration records.

(c)  The following information furnished on a registration application is confidential and does not constitute public information for purposes of Chapter 552, Government Code:

(1)  a social security number;

(2)  a Texas driver's license number;

(3)  a number of a personal identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety;

(4)  the residence address of the applicant, if the applicant is a federal judge, including a federal bankruptcy judge, a marshal of the United States Marshals Service, a United States attorney, or a state judge, a family member of a federal judge, including a federal bankruptcy judge, a marshal of the United States Marshals Service, a United States attorney, or a state judge, the spouse of a peace officer as defined by Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, or an individual to whom Section 552.1175, Government Code, or Section 521.1211, Transportation Code, applies and the applicant:

(A)  included an affidavit with the registration application describing the applicant's status under this subdivision, if the applicant is a federal judge, including a federal bankruptcy judge, a marshal of the United States Marshals Service, a United States attorney, or a state judge or a family member of a federal judge, including a federal bankruptcy judge, a marshal of the United States Marshals Service, a United States attorney, or a state judge;

(B)  provided the registrar with an affidavit describing the applicant's status under this subdivision, if the applicant is a federal judge, including a federal bankruptcy judge, a marshal of the United States Marshals Service, a United States attorney, or a state judge or a family member of a federal judge, including a federal bankruptcy judge, a marshal of the United States Marshals Service, a United States attorney, or a state judge; or

(C)  provided the registrar with a completed form approved by the secretary of state for the purpose of notifying the registrar of the applicant's status under this subdivision;

(5)  the residence address of the applicant, if the applicant, the applicant's child, or another person in the applicant's household is a victim of family violence as defined by Section 71.004, Family Code, who provided the registrar with:

(A)  a copy of a protective order issued under Chapter 85, Family Code, or a magistrate's order for emergency protection issued under Article 17.292, Code of Criminal Procedure; or

(B)  other independent documentary evidence necessary to show that the applicant, the applicant's child, or another person in the applicant's household is a victim of family violence;

(6)  the residence address of the applicant, if the applicant, the applicant's child, or another person in the applicant's household is a victim of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons who provided the registrar with:

(A)  a copy of a protective order issued under Subchapter A or B, Chapter 7B, Code of Criminal Procedure, or a magistrate's order for emergency protection issued under Article 17.292, Code of Criminal Procedure; or

(B)  other independent documentary evidence necessary to show that the applicant, the applicant's child, or another person in the applicant's household is a victim of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons;

(7)  the residence address of the applicant, if the applicant:

(A)  is a participant in the address confidentiality program administered by the attorney general under Subchapter B, Chapter 58, Code of Criminal Procedure; and

(B)  provided the registrar with proof of certification under Article 58.059, Code of Criminal Procedure; or

(8)  the telephone number of any applicant submitting documentation under Subdivision (5), (6), or (7).

(c-1)  The registrar shall ensure that the information listed in Subsection (c) is excluded from disclosure, except that the registrar shall forward to the county chair of each county executive committee the information necessary to contact applicants who indicate interest in working as an election judge.

(d)  The voter registrar or other county official who has access to the information furnished on a registration application may not post the following information on a website:

(1)  a telephone number;

(2)  a social security number;

(3)  a driver's license number or a number of a personal identification card;

(4)  a date of birth; or

(5)  the residence address of a voter who submits documentation under Subsection (c)(5), (6), (7), or (8) to the voter registrar or regarding whom the registrar has received notification under Section 15.0215.

(e)  Documentation submitted under Subsection (c)(5), (6), (7), or (8) shall be retained on file with the voter registration application.

(f)  In this section, "family member" has the meaning assigned by Section 31.006, Finance Code.

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986.  Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 454, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997;  Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 606, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Amended by: 

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 487 (H.B. 345), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 487 (H.B. 345), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1049 (H.B. 1268), Sec. 2, eff. January 1, 2006.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 594 (H.B. 41), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 465 (S.B. 281), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 937 (H.B. 1632), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 41 (S.B. 256), Sec. 6, eff. May 19, 2017.

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 462 (H.B. 2015), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 713 (H.B. 4034), Sec. 1, eff. June 12, 2017.

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 469 (H.B. 4173), Sec. 2.26, eff. January 1, 2021.

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 489 (H.B. 3100), Sec. 1, eff. June 7, 2019.

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2910), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2019.

Reenacted and amended by Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 383 (S.B. 1134), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2021.

Amended by: 

Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 383 (S.B. 1134), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2021.

Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 711 (H.B. 3107), Sec. 11, eff. September 1, 2021.

Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 915 (H.B. 3607), Sec. 6.001, eff. September 1, 2021.

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter, click here (Address Confidentiality Program) or here (obtaining a Protective Order)

Or contact the Virginia Department of Elections
Email: info@elections.virginia.gov
Phone: 804-864-8901 or 800-552-9745 (toll free)

For information on the eligibility of a voter to use a post office box on the voter’s registration application, click here (Voter Registration Application)


§ 24.2-418. Application for registration. VA Code § 24.2-418 
A. Each applicant to register shall provide, subject to felony penalties for making false statements pursuant to § 24.2-1016, the information necessary to complete the application to register. Unless physically disabled, he shall sign the application. The application to register shall be only on a form or forms prescribed by the State Board.
The form of the application to register shall require the applicant to provide the following information: full name; gender; date of birth; social security number, if any; whether the applicant is presently a United States citizen; address of residence in the precinct; place of last previous registration to vote; and whether the applicant has ever been adjudicated incapacitated and disqualified to vote or convicted of a felony, and if so, whether the applicant's right to vote has been restored. The form shall contain a statement that whoever votes more than once in any election in the same or different jurisdictions is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Unless directed by the applicant or as permitted in § 24.2-411.2 or 24.2-411.3, the registration application shall not be pre-populated with information the applicant is required to provide.
The form of the application to register shall request that the applicant provide his telephone number and email address, but no application shall be denied for failure to provide such information.
B. The form shall permit any individual, as follows, or member of his household, to furnish, in addition to his residence street address, a post office box address located within the Commonwealth to be included in lieu of his street address on the lists of registered voters and persons who voted, which are furnished pursuant to §§ 24.2-405 and 24.2-406, on voter registration records made available for public inspection pursuant to § 24.2-444, or on lists of absentee voter applicants furnished pursuant to § 24.2-706 or 24.2-710. The voter shall comply with the provisions of § 24.2-424 for any change in the post office box address provided under this subsection.
1. Any active or retired law-enforcement officer, as defined in § 9.1-101 and in 5 U.S.C. § 8331(20), but excluding officers whose duties relate to detention as defined in 5 U.S.C. § 8331(20);
2. Any party granted a protective order issued by or under the authority of any court of competent jurisdiction, including but not limited to courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia;
3. Any party who has furnished a signed written statement by the party that he is in fear for his personal safety from another person who has threatened or stalked him;
4. Any party participating in the address confidentiality program pursuant to § 2.2-515.2;
5. Any active or retired federal or Virginia justice or judge and any active or retired attorney employed by the United States Attorney General or Virginia Attorney General; and
6. Any person who has been approved to be a foster parent pursuant to Chapter 9 (§ 63.2-900 et seq.) of Title 63.2.
C. If the applicant formerly resided in another state, the general registrar shall send the information contained in the applicant's registration application to the appropriate voter registration official or other authority of another state where the applicant formerly resided, as prescribed in subdivision 15 of § 24.2-114.

Code 1950, §§ 24-28, 24-68; 1952, c. 341; 1958, c. 576; 1960, c. 288; 1962, c. 536; 1968, c. 97; 1970, c. 462, §§ 24.1-22, 24.1-48; 1971, Ex. Sess., cc. 205, 247; 1972, c. 620; 1974, c. 428; 1975, c. 515; 1977, c. 490; 1980, c. 639; 1989, c. 138; 1992, c. 433; 1993, c. 641; 1994, c. 250; 1995, c. 314; 1996, c. 251; 1997, cc. 346, 801; 2001, cc. 612, 626; 2004, c. 184; 2009, cc. 318, 865, 870, 874; 2010, cc. 795, 812; 2012, c. 491; 2013, c. 465; 2015, c. 740; 2016, cc. 630, 633; 2019, c. 342; 2020, cc. 710, 857, 908, 909.

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter, click here (Address Confidentiality Program) or here (request for confidential listing)

Or contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission
Email: elections@wi.gov
Phone: 608-266-8005

6.47  Confidentiality of information relating to victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. Wis. Stat. § 6.47
(1)  In this section:
(ag) “Domestic abuse victim service provider" means an organization that is certified by the department of children and families as eligible to receive grants under s. 49.165 (2) and whose name is included on the list provided by the commission under s. 7.08 (10).
(am) “Eligible individual" means:
1. An individual who has been granted a protective order that is in effect.
2. An individual who files an affidavit with the municipal clerk of the municipality where the individual resides, on a form prescribed by the commission, that is signed by a sheriff, the chief of a police department, or a district attorney or the authorized representative of a sheriff, chief, or district attorney and directed to the municipal clerk, and that verifies that a person has been charged with or convicted of an offense relating to domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking in which the individual was a victim and reasonably continues to be threatened by that person.
3. An individual who resides in a shelter.
4. An individual who submits a dated statement to the municipal clerk that includes the individual's full name, that is signed by an authorized representative of a domestic abuse victim service provider or a sexual assault victim service provider, and that indicates that the individual received services from the provider within the 24-month period ending on the date of the statement.
5. An individual who is a participant in the program established in s. 165.68.
(b) “Offense relating to domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking" means an offense specified in s. 940.19, 940.20 (1m), 940.201, 940.22, 940.225, 940.235, 940.32, 947.013, 948.02, 948.025, 948.06, 948.085, 948.09, or 948.095.
(c) “Protected individual" means an individual whose name and address is confidential under sub. (2).
(d) “Protective order" means a temporary restraining order or an injunction issued under s. 813.12 or 813.125.
(dm) “Sexual assault victim service provider" means an organization that is certified by the department of justice as eligible to receive grants under s. 165.93 (2) and whose name is included on the list provided by the commission under s. 7.08 (10).
(e) “Shelter" means a place where at least 4 unrelated individuals reside that provides residential shelter to individuals whose personal security is or may be threatened by family members or other persons with whom the individuals have had contact.
(2) Except as authorized in sub. (8), the commission, each municipal clerk, each agent designated under s. 6.33 (5) (b), and each election official shall withhold from public inspection under s. 19.35 (1) the name and address of any eligible individual whose name appears on a poll list or registration list if the individual provides the municipal clerk with a valid written request to protect the individual's confidentiality. To be valid, a request under this subsection must be accompanied by a copy of a protective order that is in effect, an affidavit under sub. (1) (am) 2. that is dated within 30 days of the date of the request, confirmation from the department of justice that the person is a program participant, as provided under s. 165.68 (4) (c), a statement signed by the operator or an authorized agent of the operator of a shelter that is dated within 30 days of the date of the request and that indicates that the operator operates the shelter and that the individual making the request resides in the shelter, or a statement signed by an authorized representative of a domestic abuse victim service provider or a sexual assault victim service provider under sub. (1) (am) 4. that is dated within 30 days of the date of the request. A physically disabled individual who appears personally at the office of the municipal clerk accompanied by another elector of this state may designate that elector to make a request under this subsection on his or her behalf.
(3) Upon receiving a valid written request from an elector under sub. (2), the municipal clerk shall issue to the elector a voting identification card on a form prescribed by the commission that shall contain the name of the elector's municipality of residence and, in the case of a town, the county in which the town is located, the elector's name, the ward in which the elector resides, if any, and a unique identification serial number issued by the commission. The number issued to an elector under this subsection shall not be changed for so long as the elector continues to qualify for a listing under sub. (2).
(4) 
(a) Except as provided in par. (b) and sub. (5), a confidential listing under sub. (2) expires on the date that a protective order expires, the date that the protected individual ceases to reside in a shelter, the date that updated information is received from a sheriff, the chief of a police department, or a district attorney or the authorized representative of a sheriff, chief, or district attorney, or at the end of the 24-month period that follows creation or renewal of the listing under sub. (2), whichever is earlier.
(b) A confidential listing under sub. (2) that is issued to a program participant expires on the date the individual's participation in the program expires pursuant to s. 165.68 (3) (b) 4. a. or on the date the individual cancels his or her participation in the program pursuant to s. 165.68 (3) (b) 4. f. or is disenrolled from the program pursuant to s. 165.68 (3) (b) 4. e.
(5) 
(a) The municipal clerk shall cancel a confidential listing under sub. (2) if:
1. The clerk receives notification from a sheriff, chief of police, or district attorney or the authorized representative of a sheriff, chief, or district attorney under sub. (10).
2. The name of the protected individual is legally changed.
3. The protected individual changes his or her address without notifying the municipal clerk.
4. The municipal clerk finds that the protected individual provided false information to the clerk for the purpose of obtaining a confidential listing under sub. (2).
(b) An individual whose confidential listing is canceled under par. (a) may file a new request and qualify under sub. (2) to obtain a renewal of the listing.
(6) Upon expiration of a confidential listing on a registration list under sub. (2), the municipal clerk shall change the registration of the protected individual to ineligible status unless the individual files a new request and qualifies under sub. (2) to obtain a renewal of the listing or unless the individual applies for and qualifies to obtain a nonconfidential voter registration. Except as authorized in sub. (8), the municipal clerk shall withhold from public inspection under s. 19.35 (1) the name and address of any individual whose registration is changed under this subsection if the individual qualified for a confidential listing at the time of that listing.
(7) 
(a) If the municipal clerk has notice that a confidential listing under sub. (2) is scheduled to expire, the municipal clerk shall provide 30 days' notice to the protected individual of the scheduled expiration of the listing.
(b) If notice to a protected individual is not provided under par. (a), the municipal clerk shall provide notice to the subject individual upon changing a listed individual to ineligible status under sub. (6).
(8) The municipal clerk shall provide access to a name and address under sub. (2):
(a) To a law enforcement officer for official purposes.
(b) To a state or local governmental officer pursuant to a specific law that necessitates obtaining the name or address.
(c) Pursuant to a court order citing a reason that access to the name or address should be provided.
(e) At the request of a protected individual, for purposes of permitting that individual to sign a petition under s. 59.05 (2).
(9) No person who obtains access to a name or address under sub. (8) may disclose the name or address to any person other than a public employee for the same purpose for which the information was obtained.
(10) If a sheriff, chief of a police department, or district attorney has signed or the authorized representative of a sheriff, chief, or district attorney has signed an affidavit under sub. (1) (am) 2. and the sheriff, chief, district attorney or authorized representative later obtains information that the person who was charged with an offense relating to domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking is no longer so charged or that the person's judgment of conviction has been vacated, and the charge or conviction was the sole basis for the affidavit, the sheriff, chief, district attorney or authorized representative shall provide written notice of that information to the municipal clerk to whom the affidavit was directed.

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter, click here (Address Confidentiality Program)
 
Or contact the District of Columbia Board of Election
Phone: 202-727-2525

VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION  3 DCMR 510.9

§ 510.9    A registered qualified elector’s address shall be considered public information unless made confidential.  A registered qualified elector’s address may be made confidential under any of the following circumstances:
 
(a)        The registered qualified elector, or his or her representative, presents a copy of a court order to the Registrar directing the confidentiality of the qualified elector’s address; 
 (b)       The registered qualified elector, or his or her representative, presents the Registrar with reasonable written evidence demonstrating that the registered voter has at any time been a victim of a covered offense or covered employee, as defined in the “Address Confidentiality Act of 2018” (D.C. Law 22-118).  This evidence may include employment, court, law enforcement, medical, or social service records; or an Address Confidentiality Program authorization card issued pursuant to the “Address Confidentiality Act of 2018.”
 (c)        In the determination of the Registrar of Voters, the registered qualified elector is an individual of significant public stature and public disclosure of the elector’s address would cause an unwarranted invasion of privacy.

§ 4-555.05    Address use by District agencies.  D.C. Code § 4-555.05 

(a) Notwithstanding any other law, except as provided in this section, a participant or the participant's representative shall not be required to provide the participant's actual address for any purpose for which a District agency requires or requests a residential, work, or school address.
(b) Only a participant's actual address shall be used as part of a registration required by Chapter 40 of Title 22.
(c)(1) After a participant who is eligible to vote is certified to participate in the Program, unless the participant opts out, OVSJG shall send the participant's actual address and a copy of the participant's Program authorization card to the District of Columbia Board of Elections ("Board"), which the Board shall maintain.
(2) If a participant decides to vote, the participant shall vote by absentee ballot.
(3) If a participant decides to sign a petition to be filed with the Board, the participant may use her or his substitute address to sign the petition.
(d)(1) Only a participant's actual address shall be used on any document filed with the Office of Tax and Revenue.
(2) The Office of Tax and Revenue shall not index by a participant's name in any online database of the agency relating to:
(A) Assessment and tax information; and
(B) All recorded documents; provided, that a court order, a judgment, a lien, or any document related to debt collection that is not a security interest instrument, may be indexed by the participant's name.
(3) The participant's name may be included in any notice or index published by the Office of Tax and Revenue for the collection of debt, including taxes.
(4) This subsection shall not require the Office of Tax and Revenue to redact or otherwise erase a participant's name or address in any document or electronic record in its online database.
(5) Except as provided in this subsection, the Office of Tax and Revenue shall not disclose a participant's actual address, unless OVSJG permits disclosure pursuant to the rules issued under § 4-555.12.
(e)(1) Upon written request by a supervisor at the rank of sergeant or above of the Metropolitan Police Department ("MPD"), OVSJG shall provide a participant's actual address to MPD for law enforcement purposes only.
(2) MPD shall not publish a participant's actual address pursuant to § 5-113.06.
(f)(1) If a participant or a participant's representative is or becomes aware that a District agency has made public the participant's actual address, the participant or the participant's representative may submit a written request, along with a copy of the participant's Program authorization card, to the District agency, asking the District agency to remove any publicly accessible references to the participant's actual address.
(2) Upon receipt of a request pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection, the District agency shall remove publicly accessible references to the participant's actual address, including any references on the District agency's website, within 10 business days of receiving the request.
(3) This subsection shall not apply to the Office of Tax and Revenue.

For assistance with the process of becoming a protected voter, click here (Address Confidentiality Program)
 
Or contact the West Virginia Secretary of State 
Phone: 304-558-6000
 
 
ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM  W. Va. Code § 48-28A-105
 
Use of designated address.
(a) Upon demonstration of a program participant's certification in the program, state and local agencies and the courts of this state shall accept the designated address as a program participant's address for the purposes of creating a new public record unless the Secretary of State has determined that:
 
(1) The agency or court has a bona fide statutory or administrative requirement for the use of the program participant's residential or mailing address, such that the agency or court is unable to fulfill its statutory duties and obligations without the program participant's residential or mailing address; and
 
(2) The program participant's residential or mailing address will be used only for those statutory and administrative purposes, and shall be kept confidential, subject to the confidentiality provisions of section one hundred eight of this article.
 
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) and upon the request of the Secretary of State, the Division of Motor Vehicles shall use the designated address for the purposes of issuing a driver's license or identification card: Provided, That the Division of Motor Vehicles shall not be prohibited from collecting and retaining a program participant's residential or mailing address or both addresses to be used only for statutory and administrative purposes. Any residential or mailing address of a program participant collected and retained pursuant to this subsection shall be kept confidential, subject to the provisions of section one hundred eight of this article.
 
(c) A designated address may be a post office box and may be used by a participant for voter registration purposes, as long as the Secretary of State has on file for the participant a residential and mailing address, as provided in section one hundred three of this article.
 
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2020 Regular Session

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Or contact the New York State Board of Elections  
Phone: 518-474-6200
 
 
CONFIDENTIALITY OF REGISTRATION RECORDS IN CERTAIN CASES N.Y. Election Law § 5-508
 
For purposes of this section:
 
(a) "Victim of domestic violence" means any person who is a victim of a violent felony, as defined in section 70.02 of the penal law, or disorderly conduct, harassment in the first degree, harassment in the second degree, aggravated harassment in the second degree, aggravated harassment in the third degree, stalking in the fourth degree, criminal mischief, menacing in the second degree, menacing in the third degree, reckless endangerment, assault in the third degree or an attempted assault; and
 
(i) such act or acts have resulted in actual physical or emotional injury or have created a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm to such person or such person's child; and
 
(ii) such act or acts are or are alleged to have been committed by a family or household member.
 
(b) "Family or household members" mean the following individuals:
 
(i) persons related by consanguinity or affinity;
 
(ii) persons legally married to one another;
 
(iii) persons formerly married to one another regardless of whether they still reside in the same household;
 
(iv) persons who have a child in common regardless of whether such persons are married or have lived together at any time;
 
(v) persons who are not related by consanguinity or affinity and who are or have been in an intimate relationship regardless of whether such persons have lived together at any time. Factors the court may consider in determining whether a relationship is an "intimate relationship" include but are not limited to: the nature or type of relationship, regardless of whether the relationship is sexual in nature; the frequency of interaction between the persons; and the duration of the relationship. Neither a casual acquaintance nor ordinary fraternization between two individuals in business or social contexts shall be deemed to constitute an “intimate relationship".
 
2. (a) A victim of domestic violence may deliver to the board of elections, in the county wherein such victim of domestic violence is registered or intends to be registered pursuant to this article, in person or by mail, a signed written statement swearing or affirming:
 
(i) that such person is the victim of domestic violence; and
 
(ii) that because of the threat of physical or emotional harm to themself or to family or household members, such person wishes for their registration record to be kept confidential.
 
(b) Upon application made to the board of elections pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subdivision, the board of elections shall ensure that any registration record kept or maintained in accordance with this article and any other records with respect to such victim of domestic violence be kept separate and apart from other such records and not be made available for inspection or copying by the public or any other person, except election officials acting within the course and scope of their official duties and only as pertinent and necessary in connection therewith. The confidentiality of such registration records shall begin upon the board's acceptance of such sworn statement and continue for four years from such date. A new application may be made prior to the expiration of such four year period.