Voter Registration Privacy

Permissible Uses of Personal Information

California Election Code, Division 2, Section 2157.2
Information on your voter registration affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other person for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver's license and Social Security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State's Voter Protection and Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

Safe at Home Confidential Voter Registration Program

Safe at Home is a confidential address program administered by the Secretary of State’s office and is most effective when used as a part of an overall safety plan. Safe at Home offers victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking, and elder and dependent abuse, as well as reproductive health care workers a substitute mailing address to receive first class, certified, and registered mail. This address is also accepted by California state, county, and city government agencies in lieu of a residential or other mailing address where a victim can be tracked down, keeping the residence address confidential and out of the hands of someone who might want to harm the victim. The program also covers public safety officers such as police officers, judges, district attorneys, and public defenders. For more information, call (877) 322-5227 or

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