@davewoodx I'd never really considered it but it makes sense.
Simply knowing whether someone voted or not isn't much in itself, I'd personally be more concerned what other information candidates get access to and what sort of vetting and security measures surround access to it.
If I randomly registered as a candidate tomorrow, would I be given access to all the contact and location info of a town's residents?
@letthewatersroar Well, you'd have to wait for another 4 years, but yes.
@davewoodx Then yeah that's pretty sketchy.
I can't think of any reason a non-incumbent should have access to that sort of information.
A candidate has had no checks or vetting and has no mandate.
Not a dig at you at all by the way, I'm sure you're lovely 😋
@letthewatersroar There's actually two different things here. You're just talking about the voter list. And all candidates can have access to that if they sign a privacy agreement etc. It's only fair, can't give one person (incumbent it, and not the others). The second thing, is who on that list has actually cast a ballot. That's what I found shocking.
@davewoodx all available here also. Good motivation to vote early and stop the calls ;)
@davewoodx it's very helpful to small independent campaigns with limited funds/resources so they can focus resources.
there is a short delay between voting and list update in some counties here. Not sure how long.
@GeekAndDad Yeah the reason makes sense, just still feels weird. It's weird that I've talked to people for 30+ minutes at their door about issues, and then they don't even spend the 5 minutes it takes to vote so I can deal with those issues. Or when someone tells me they voted already, when I can see they haven't....
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