On May 11th 2007 Donald Trump signed an executive order titled: Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

The executive order puts into place a commission to study the registration and voting processes used in Federal elections.

The main point of the commission is to create a report to give to the President that outlines the following items:

  • What laws enhance or undermine the American people’s confidence in the federal voting process?
  • Vulnerabilities in in the voting system or practices that could lead to
    • Voters listed on a voter roll incorrectly
    • Voters casting a vote in an area they are ineligible
    • Voters casting a vote in multiple areas
    • Knowingly adding ineligible individuals to voter lists.

The commission is headed up by Vice President Mike Pence and can include up to 15 other individuals to help get the data to create the report.

So far the members include Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and  former Federal Election Commission member Hans von Spakovsky.

On June 28th 2017 Mike Pence held an organizational call with the commission to discuss the details of their first meeting on July 19th.  On that callVice Chair of the Commission Kris Kobach told members a letter will be sent today to the 50 states and District of Columbia on behalf of the Commission requesting publicly-available data from state voter rolls and feedback on how to improve election integrity.

That letters have been sent and the info they are requesting is:

  • Full first and last names of all registrants
  • Middle names or initials if available
  • Addresses
  • Dates of birth
  • Political party (if recorded in your state)
  • Last four digits of social security number if available
  • Voter history (elections voted in) from 2006 onward
  • Active/inactive status
  • Cancelled status
  • Information regarding any felony convictions
  • Information regarding voter registration in another state
  • Information regarding military status
  • Overseas citizen information.

Now it is in the states hands to decide what information they want to provide.  Some of the information the commission is currently requesting is not considered publicly available.