So I got a CD in the mail with the WA state voter information; it has 3.66M active records (and something close to 5M total; they say something like 6.8M live in WA) on it, and is available for $7 from the WA secretary of state. There are 9 daniel farmers; nothing remarkable, but I’m in there, of course:
They gave a few other interesting files on the CD, like the date you voted from about 2006 to the present, inactive and cancelled voters. Interestingly they list why you were canceled, too – duplicate, felon, or deceased, so now I also have a list of 16232 Felons and 121832 deceased (2 inactive and 6 cancelled (including 1 DANNY FARMER, deceased, a close call; RIP danny):
StateVoterID CountyVoterID Title FName MName LName NameSuffix Birthdate Gender RegStNum RegStFrac RegStName RegStType RegUnitType RegStPreDirection RegStPostDirection RegUnitNum RegCity RegState RegZipCode CountyCode PrecinctCode PrecinctPart LegislativeDistrict CongressionalDistrict Mail1 Mail2 Mail3 Mail4 MailCity MailZip MailCountry Registrationdate AbsenteeType LastVoted StatusCode […] WA003525849 776114 DANNY L FARMER 08/22/1946 7001 OLD REDMOND RD APT O157 REDMONDWA 98052 KI 2628 0 48 1 09/16/2000 N 11/01/2000 CD
(I haven’t taken anything out, not all fields are populated.)
Turns out all states are required to give out this data… presumably for similar charges (maybe some have the data online now); you too could get all 50 states for something less than $500. No wonder I get so many catalogues in the mail.
Of course to stay anonymous you really want to have an unusually common name – names are more like IPv4 than IPv6 – there are 1775 JOHNSON,F (I didn’t know you could register with just an initial!) – try finding out more about them vs. the AHLYN ODILAO’s of the world (to choose one of many fairly unusual, if not unique, names.)
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