Locate a person via state electoral roll records using common tools and research methods. Most state governments consider electoral rolls or registration logs to be public record because politicians use the rolls when campaigning. You may have to pay a fee to obtain the records, depending on the rules for the state and the method with which you receive the information.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Telephone directory
- Application fee, if necessary
- Information request form
Contact the Division of Elections in the state in which you live. Determine which department handles Electoral Rolls. Request the phone number or ask to be forwarded to the correct person.
Request the Electoral Roll. A form will need to be filled out before the State Division of Elections can give you the roll. Depending on the office, the form will be mailed or e-mailed to you.
Ask if there will be a fee for the release of the Electoral Rolls. Remember to write down the amount, if any. Also inquire what forms of payment the office will accept.
Complete the request for Electoral Roll form with all blanks completed. Blank spaces will negate the application. which would force you to reapply.
Mail or fax the completed form, including the payment fee, to the correct address or fax number. The information probably will be provided on a DVD disc. Most states keep electronic Electoral Rolls.
Tips and warnings
- Some state libraries offer a copy of the Electoral Rolls. Check with the area library before you pay for the information.
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