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  •  None of my examples are hypothetical (4+ / 0-)
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    Tammy Baldwin, for instance, has availed herself of the option to keep her voting address secret ever since she received death threats when she first ran for office. I met an abortion provider who didn't know that keeping her address a secret was an option until I told her and so she didn't register to vote until I put her in contact with the DA's office to get her a waiver. I've also encountered people in the course of voter registration drives who expressed concern about their address being easy to find because of DV issues.

    While I'm sure most stalkers don't know to check voter registration databases to find people, there are a lot of people finder websites that do go the extra mile to find people who are otherwise unlisted, and they DO know to check voter rolls and any other list of contact info they can buy. Try to look up someone on whitepages.com sometime. There will be an option at the bottom if you can't find the person you're looking for, to pay a small fee to search a more comprehensive database.

    You don't fight the fights you can win. You fight the fights that need fighting. -President Andrew Sheppard (D-Wisconsin)

    by Gpack3 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 07:59:44 PM PDT

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    •  The response to this is easy (4+ / 0-)
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      DCCyclone, MichaelNY, askew, R30A

      Make all voter registration addresses non-public.

      23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

      by wwmiv on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 08:08:19 PM PDT

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    •  I found Tammy's. (2+ / 0-)
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      On the MyVote.wi.gov website. Name and birthday is all that is needed. It even lists the unit number in her building (which I Google-mapped, and saw that it is a residential condo building.)

      Maybe she feels safer these days?

      Gay farm boy, 20, who hit the city to go to college, WI-03 (home, voting), WI-02 (college), -7.00, -3.13, 2012 Daily Kos Elections Pick'Em runner-up.

      by WisJohn on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:01:22 PM PDT

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      •  Pocan hasn't felt the need either. (3+ / 0-)
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        Fun Fact: he lives on the corner of Johnson and Baldwin.

        You don't fight the fights you can win. You fight the fights that need fighting. -President Andrew Sheppard (D-Wisconsin)

        by Gpack3 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:56:55 PM PDT

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        •  That is just unreal!! (1+ / 0-)
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          That is odd. Wow!!

          I have been by his house then a few times on the bus. I'll have to look closer next time.

          Gay farm boy, 20, who hit the city to go to college, WI-03 (home, voting), WI-02 (college), -7.00, -3.13, 2012 Daily Kos Elections Pick'Em runner-up.

          by WisJohn on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 10:07:48 PM PDT

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