Utah lawmakers want to change the way your voter information is sold

Utah lawmakers want to change the way your voter information is sold

By , Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Jan. 11 2014 8:41 a.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — Two Utah lawmakers plan to introduce legislation at the 2014 Legislature to change the law that allows the state government to sell voter information — including birth dates, cellphone numbers and addresses — for $1,050.

Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, and Rep. Lee Perry, R-Perry, said Friday they are concerned about the potential for misuse and even white-collar crime.

The information is already posted on at least one website, utvoters.com, in a database easily searchable by alphabet.

“Someone did something so inappropriate that’s in our face. We need to fix this now,” Mayne said of the motivation to tackle the issue this year. CLICK HERE to read the entire article on the Desseret News.