Illinois Must Not Comply with the Pence-Kobach Commission's Request for Private Voter Data

On Wednesday, the vice chairman of Donald Trump's Election Integrity Commission, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, sent a letter to election authorities across the United States seeking voter roll data that includes name, address, birth date, the last four digits of Social Security numbers and voting history going back to 2006.

State responses to the Commission's request can be seen here.

In Illinois, our Voting Rights Project worked with the Just Democracy coalition to send a letter to the State Board of Elections urging them to deny the in regards the Pence-Kobach Commission's intrusive request for sensitive and complete voter files. 

At this point, 44 states across the country have declined to provide the Pence-Kobach Commission with this data.