Removal request policy

Calm, sensible persons will kindly remember that we must also address a few hot-headed crazies.
REMOVED ID NUMBERS


What’s the big idea building a website without my permission?
We did not need your permission to build a website.

What gives you the right to put MY information on it?
You do not own the information. It is public information. In a free country, anybody may freely communicate true facts lawfully obtained from a public record. Read on for the removal request option.

What about my right to privacy?
By definition, public information is not private. The State of Delaware provides this information to anybody who wants it. Click here (.pdf). Read on for your removal request option.

You better remove it now or I’ll sue you.
We get that all the time. They speak with a lawyer, and reality sets in. Public information is not private. To play nicely with the other children in the sandbox, we offer a removal request policy. You might want to join a class action lawsuit with the lady in the video below.

I strongly object to this public information being so easily available to the public.
You might get better results if you tell somebody that cares. Click here.

I’m a cop and I want “my” information removed right now.
We have received a number of notarized requests where the voter openly admitted to being a cop, and we removed the information anyway. Everybody gets the same service.

I only want part of the record removed.
No partial removals. We need to keep track of which ones must not be included when the site is updated, and partial removals would require more work.


You might qualify for Delaware’s address confidentiality program. Perhaps your failure to apply is what brought you to this point. If the State didn’t provide the information, we would not have it to publish on this website.



Think about it: Canceling your voter registration removes your information from future editions of the voter list, the same way canceling your telephone service removes your information from future editions of the telephone directory, but not from past editions, and you cannot stop librarians from sharing those past editions. Once information is public, it is public forever.

To play nicely with the other children in the sandbox, we provide for a way to request removal. We cannot stop the State from providing the same information to other webmasters or to members of the public. Everybody has a right to know this public information. Download the .rtf or .txt file, get it notarized so we know it is really you, and mail it to Tom Alciere, 67 Technology Way, Nashua NH 03060 U.S.A. You must spell the webmaster’s name (Tom Alciere) correctly.

Regular mail works best. We will not spend time chasing to the post office or private carrier to sign for your request, when the webmaster does not happen to be present when the carrier arrives. However, if certified mail makes you feel important, assertive or powerful, go for it. It is your money.

The downloadable, compressed files will remain intact, but the robots.txt file tells the search engines to stay away from those. It is your voter ID number that will be flagged as not to be included in updates, so as long as you have the same voter ID number, the request applies. If you register again and get a different voter ID number, send in a new request.

Perhaps you would like to join a class action lawsuit with the lady in the video.



Any comments should be directed to We do not honor removal requests sent via email and we do not check the emails often.