BOISE, Idaho — The Latest on Idaho officials responding to a request for voter data (all times local):
The Idaho Democratic Party has filed an injunction against Secretary of State Lawerence Denny, seeking to block the state’s top election chief from handing over voter information data to President Donald Trump’s commission investigation alleged voter fraud.
Bert Marley, chairman of the state’s Democratic Party, says he believes the commission’s request is illegal under Idaho’s public records law.
Democratic officials filed a complaint Tuesday in Idaho’s 4th District Court — a day after the commission told states to hold off on handing over voter information because of pending legal challenges.
The commission had given states until July 14 to provide data including names, dates of birth and the last four digits of each voter’s Social Security numbers
Tim Hurst, deputy secretary of state, said his office had not been made aware of the lawsuit as of Tuesday afternoon.
Idaho officials say they’ve been asked to hold off on providing detailed voter information to President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud.
The commission had given states until July 14 to provide data including names, dates of birth and the last four digits of each voter’s Social Security numbers. But in an email Monday, the panel’s designated officer postponed that request until a judge rules on a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington.
Tim Hurst, deputy secretary of state, said Tuesday that Idaho will wait for further instructions from the commission.
In Idaho, the state’s voter registration system is public, including voters’ names, addresses and voting history. However, information about driver’s license numbers, the last four digits of Social Security numbers and date of births are not releasable under the state’s public records law even though that data is collected on registration forms.