Texas Election Code - ELEC § 13.004. Recording and Disclosure of Certain Information by Registrar

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(a) The registrar may not transcribe, copy, or otherwise record a telephone number furnished on a registration application.

(b) The registrar may transcribe, copy, or otherwise record a social security number furnished on a registration application only in maintaining the accuracy of the registration records.

(c) The following information furnished on a registration application is confidential and does not constitute public information for purposes of Chapter 552, Government Code:

(1) a social security number;

(2) a Texas driver's license number;

(3) a number of a personal identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety;

(4) an indication that an applicant is interested in working as an election judge;

(5) the residence address of the applicant, if the applicant is a federal judge or state judge, as defined by Section 13.0021 , the spouse of a federal judge or state judge, or an individual to whom Section 552.1175, Government Code , applies and the applicant:

(A) included an affidavit with the registration application describing the applicant's status under this subdivision, including an affidavit under Section 13.0021 if the applicant is a federal judge or state judge or the spouse of a federal judge or state judge;

(B) provided the registrar with an affidavit describing the applicant's status under this subdivision, including an affidavit under Section 15.0215 if the applicant is a federal judge or state judge or the spouse of a federal judge or state judge;  or

(C) provided the registrar with a completed form approved by the secretary of state for the purpose of notifying the registrar of the applicant's status under this subdivision;

(6) the residence address of the applicant, if the applicant, the applicant's child, or another person in the applicant's household is a victim of family violence as defined by Section 71.004, Family Code , who provided the registrar with:

(A) a copy of a protective order issued under Chapter 85, Family Code, or a magistrate's order for emergency protection issued under Article 17.292, Code of Criminal Procedure ;  or

(B) other independent documentary evidence necessary to show that the applicant, the applicant's child, or another person in the applicant's household is a victim of family violence;

(7) the residence address of the applicant, if the applicant, the applicant's child, or another person in the applicant's household is a victim of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons who provided the registrar with:

(A) a copy of a protective order issued under Subchapter A or B, Chapter 7B 7A or Article 6.09, Code of Criminal Procedure ,  1 or a magistrate's order for emergency protection issued under Article 17.292, Code of Criminal Procedure ;  or

(B) other independent documentary evidence necessary to show that the applicant, the applicant's child, or another person in the applicant's household is a victim of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons;  

(8) the residence address of the applicant, if the applicant:

(A) is a participant in the address confidentiality program administered by the attorney general under Subchapter B, Chapter 5856, Code of Criminal Procedure;  2  and

(B) provided the registrar with proof of certification under Article 58.059 56.84, Code of Criminal Procedure ;  or

(9) the telephone number of any applicant submitting documentation under Subdivision (5), (6), (7), or (8).

(c-1) The registrar shall ensure that the information listed in Subsection (c) is excluded from disclosure, except that the registrar shall forward to the county chair of each county executive committee the information necessary to contact applicants who indicate interest in working as an election judge.

(d) The voter registrar or other county official who has access to the information furnished on a registration application may not post the following information on a website:

(1) a telephone number;

(2) a social security number;

(3) a driver's license number or a number of a personal identification card;

(4) a date of birth;  or

(5) the residence address of a voter who submits documentation under Subsection (c)(5), (6), (7), or (8) to the voter registrar or regarding whom the registrar has received notification under Section 15.0215 .

(e) Documentation submitted under Subsection (c)(5), (6), (7), or (8) shall be retained on file with the voter registration application.

1  V.A.T.S.Code of Criminal Procedure, art. 7B.001 et seq. or art. 7B.051 et seq.
2  V.A.T.S. Code of Criminal Procedure, art. 58.051 et seq.

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