VoteRef.com has added voter rolls from the District of Columbia and Kansas to its nationwide database
May 19, 2022
by Voter Reference Foundation
DOWNERS GROVE, IL — VoteRef.com, a public website dedicated to voter and election data transparency, has added voter rolls from the District of Columbia and Kansas to its nationwide database.
That brings the total number of states to 22, plus the District of Columbia: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The website is operated by the Voter Reference Foundation (VRF).
Voter list transparency is a key component of restoring public trust in elections.
The VRF database is the first of its kind to use publicly available data to shed light and track voter maintenance issues on a national scale. Through this latest addition, the database includes over 35 percent of the nation’s population.
VRF hopes that states will, eventually, take on the responsibility of keeping their records up-to-date and online 24/7.
“We are making sure the public is able to easily access the public records they pay for,” said Gina Swoboda, Executive Director of VRF. “This is public data, but very few agencies make it easy to review – that’s unacceptable in 2022.”
VoteRef.com is a permanent reference source operated by VRF. Those who access the website can search by name or address for registered voters. They also will be able to examine voter histories -- a list of elections that voters participated in, as well as other important election data obtained via official sources.
The VRF was created by Restoration Action, an educational 501c4 organization founded by West Point graduate and successful entrepreneur Doug Truax. A former U.S. Senate candidate in Illinois, Truax is deeply interested in election integrity, as expressed in this 2021 op-ed in American Greatness and 2022 follow-up op-ed in Real Clear Politics.