posted on Nov, 21 2016 @ 11:50 PM
Citizens running for office request and get comprehensive voter lists from the county elections department here in Texas. From that list you'll find
complete name, address and date of birth - which is a very handy thing to know when pounding the pavement knocking on doors and speaking to potential
voters. In some precincts, it is not at all unusual for John Sr. and John Jr. to vote for each other, so having that age information helps to keep
Of course, this doesn't happen in the national or state wide elections - none of the state or national politicians pound the pavement themselves (they
have people to do that for them).
What most folks DON'T know, is that there is also a record of every election an individual voted in - not who they voted. So if you vote in a primary
election, democrat or republican, that information is also on the list as well as how your ballot was cast - early voting, absentee mail-in, or
Evidently, WHO the registered voters are is considered public information. Basically, the system is setup to trust the politicians with your address
and age information. I am NOT condoning the system, merely reporting.
I will say, having run for office in my little town, it's a boon to effective personal campaigning to be able to knock on a door and say "Hi, Mister
Voter (by name), my name is so-and-so and I'm running for Mayor".