Removal request policy

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


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 can 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 Colorado provides this information to anybody who wants it. Click here to learn more. 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 option. 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 in the mail, where the voter openly admitted to being a cop, and we removed the information anyway. Everybody gets the same service. However, we can tell you about PRIVACYFORCOPS.ORG and LEOWEBPROTECT.COM which can help you get your name removed from other websites. (For our removal request option, read on.)

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 Colorado’s address confidentiality program. Click here and read Q3. 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. There is not much point to requesting removal from our web pages if the State will continue to disclose the information to other webmasters and directly to the public.



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 three ways to request removal. We do not charge money for removal requests. 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.
It’s not that we’d miss the money we could have made off the traffic we could have gotten with the names of persons who request removal. It’s just that removals involve work, for which we don’t get paid. The loss of displayed data is offset by the improved search engine rankings when the search engines detect that a page which had 1000 entries has been modified and has 999 now. Search engines seem to like pages that have been changed recently.


• Option 1: NEW: Starting at 15:53 UTC on 14 March 2015, the detail pages of the desktop site (not the mobile-friendly pages) contain a web form at the bottom, which you can use to transmit your removal request. We are testing this to see how well it works. We would have done this sooner if we had known how. Writing the HTML code is the easy part; writing the code that tells the remote server how to handle the form data was the tough part. Like a moderated forum, however, the results are not immediate. Things get processed when we do them. UPDATE 17 March 2015: There were a few glitches but these have been corrected. It appears that the web form is a viable tool which we can continue using. There have been many more requests daily this way, but machines do the removal work.

•Option 2: 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.

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• Option 3: Make a photocopy of the voter confirmation card the county clerk mailed to you after you registered to vote, and mail that photocopy to Tom Alciere, 67 Technology Way, Nashua NH 03060 U.S.A. Make sure the voter ID number on the card matches the voter ID number on this website. If it does not, it was issued before the State of Colorado transitioned to a Statewide voter registration system in 2008, so write the voter ID number from this website onto the copy. We have found cases where a different voter ID number is on the card. We flag the voter ID number for exclusion, so we must have the current one.

You must spell the webmaster’s name (Tom Alciere) correctly. If you register again and get a different voter ID number, send in a new request.

Use regular mail for best results. as we will not spend time chasing to the post office or UPS when the webmaster does not happen to be present when the carrier arrives.

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.

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.