Task Force on Voter Privacy



The Task Force on Voter Privacy was established by (former) Secretary of State Kevin Shelley on October 27, 2003, pursuant to California Election Code Section 2195 as added by Assembly Bill 2832 (Shelley, 2002), Chapter 959, Statutes of 2002.

The Task Force was created to study and recommend to the Secretary of State appropriate standards applicable for safeguarding voter file information in view of the different database formats and security procedures used by the various counties.

Establishment of the Task Force

Secretary of State's Press Release - October 27, 2003 (pdf ~58 KB)

Legislation Authorizing Establishment of the Task Force - AB2832 (pdf ~28 KB)

Final Report

Task Force Voter Privacy Final Report ( pdf ~593 KB | doc ~180 KB)

REPORT APPENDICES
    Biographical information on Task Force members ( pdf ~13 KB | doc ~31 KB)
    Relevant Elections Code Sections ( pdf ~41 KB | doc ~77 KB)
    Testimony by Kim Alexander, California Voter Foundation ( pdf ~352 KB | doc ~179 KB)
    Presentation by Joanne McNabb, California Office of Privacy Protection ( pdf ~122 KB)
    Testimony by J. Blair Richardson, Aristotle Publishing ( pdf ~87 KB | doc ~133 KB)

Public Hearings

November 5, 2003 - Sacramento

November 12, 2003 - San Diego

November 21, 2003 - San Francisco

December 15, 2003 - Los Angeles

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