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Saturday, June 21 2014, 02:05 AM MDT
Governor takes steps to ensure voting does not become a privacy risk
(KUTV) You shouldn't have to lose your privacy to cast a vote and Utah political leaders acted this week to preserve voter privacy.

County Clerk Sherry Swensen runs elections in Salt Lake County and keeps voter lists that are public record.
A New Hampshire company bought the lists, but then posted the list on the internet. One woman voiced her fears that her ex-husband might have to move.

Senator Karen Mayne sponsored a bill to take birth dates off the public record to help foil identity thieves and to make it a crime to use voter lists for commercial purposes.

This week, Governor Gary Herbert signed the bill into law. Voter lists are still public record, but the bill offers more protection to voter privacy than was there before.

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