Every state keeps a database with all registered voters, which they sell to the major political parties for get-out-the-vote efforts. This page keeps track of where we can buy them and how much they cost. We're now trying to order as many as we can; this page keeps track of the status of this project.

see also: state-specific resources, for more statistical information.

the list

[-] means nothing has been done.
[C] means they've been contacted.
[F] means an FOI request has been filed.
[O] means an order has been placed.
[U] means some negotiation is required and the process is underway.
[M] means it's in the mail.
[X] means we have a copy.

[-] AK: $178
[-] AL: $28204.24
[X] AR: $5 [have 2008-08-31 edition]
[-] AZ: need to write each county recorder
[O] CA: $30 [9/19: christopher mailed]
[C] CO: [9/19: chris contacted]
[-] CT: $300 quoted to Christopher
[O] DC: $10 [9/11: ordered by Christopher]
[-] DE: $250
[X] FL: $10 [have 2008-09 edition]
[-] GA: $500
[C] HI: [9/19: christopher contacted]
[-] IA: $1000
[X] ID: $20 [have 2008-09-15 edition]
[-] IL: $500
[X] IN: free for "unrestricted" copy w/ no personal information, restricted copy $5000. (form) [have 2008-09-19 restricted version]
[-] KS: $200
[-] KY: $450
[-] LA: $5000 (order)
[ ] MA: only available to candiates and questions; spoke to Michael Moresco at SOS front office
[-] MD: $125
[C] ME: $250 [??(before 9/10): matt contacted?]
[X] MI: $22.08 (FOIA processing fee) [have 2008-09-29 edition]
[-] MO: $127 (ask Anne Steele for the voter registration database CD request form, non-commercial use only)
[-] MS: $2000 + $100 (admin fee) quoted to Christopher
[U] MN: $51 (must be MN voter) [9/10: asked David Brown to mail form]
[-] MT: $1000
[X] NC: free
[-] ND: $3605.00 says Steve Bourgois (only state w/o voter reg. but have voter lists for PACs and parties)
[-] NE: $500
[-] NH: $25 + $0.50 per 1000 names over the first 2500
[C] NJ: [9/6: matt [emailed](mailto:Votersupport@lps.state.nj.us)][9/19 christopher called]
[-] NM: $1000/$4000 (without/with history), emailed to christopher
[X] NV: free [have 2008-09-15 edition]
[X] NY: free [have 2008-09-08 edition]
[X] OH: free
[-] OK: $150, quoted to Christopher (FAQ)
[-] OR: $500
[X] PA: $20 [have 2008-09-21 edition]
[X] RI: $25 [have 2008-09-10 edition]
[-] SC: $160
[-] SD: $2500
[-] TN: $2500 quoted to Christopher by phone (Shelley Adams - 615-741-7956) - "can only be used for political purposes"
[-] TX: $1100 for list, $2100 for voting history quoted to Christopher (their FOIL should allow us to grab it at cost)
[C] UT: [9/19: christopher called]
[-] VA: $4803 quoted to Christopher over the phone
[X] VT: free [have weekly from 2008-09-26 to 2008-10-23]
[X] WA: $30/mo. [have 2008-08 edition]
[-] WI: $12,500
[-] WV: $17,752.43 + $10 (cost of media)
[O] WY: free [9/11: matt ordering]

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