Wolf Denies Kobach Request for Voter Information
In a letter sent to the Commission’s Vice Chair Kris Kobach, Wolf said he would not give the commission information including partial social security numbers, birth dates, and driver license numbers for every voter in the state.
“Your request is problematic for several reasons,” Wolf wrote in the letter.
“You have suggested that you would make this information public. Wholesale public disclosure of individual voter records would be inappropriate, and it is contrary to Pennsylvania law.”
Wolf did offer Kobach the ability to buy the publically available voter file from the Pennsylvania Department of State for $20. Wolf reminded Kobach that the information comes with some caveats.
“Of course, in accordance with Pennsylvania law, such data may not be used for commercial or other purposes, except are required by 24 Pa.C.S. sections 1207(b) & 1404(c)(2). Further, such information may not be published on the internet, as such publication is prohibited by 4 Pa. Code sections 183.13(g) & 183.14(k).”
Wolf joins 18 other Governors in refusing to give the commission the information.