How to request removal

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

Hey, 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 name and address on the site?
State law. http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Documents/ARSOS_Data_Request_Form.pdf (.pdf) In a free country, a person can freely communicate true facts lawfully obtained from a public record. Read on for your removal request option.

What about my right to privacy?
By definition, public information is not private. Check out all the websites where the information is being provided: Click here. Read on for your removal request option.

Well you better remove my name right now or I’ll sue you.
We get that all the time. They see a lawyer. Reality sets in when the lawyer explains that public information, by definition, is not private. Perhaps you might like to join a class action lawsuit being pursued by 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 name 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 name anyway. Everybody gets the same service.

Will you remove my name if I send in the notarized request?
We have to be careful not to promise anything, because of the possible liability if we mess up and fail to complete a removal, or if we reinstall a name during an update. That’s one reason we don’t charge money for removals. We try to avoid such blunders. Further, the downloadable files will remain intact, but we configured out robots.txt file to tell search engines not to touch those.

I sent in a request, but the information still appears in search engine results.
We don’t operate the search engines. They crawl the website and update their indices at whatever schedule they choose. Take it up with them.

To play nicely with the other children in the sandbox, we provide three ways 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.

Option One: Go to the individual detail page (the desktop version, not the mobile-friendly version) showing your name. Scroll down and submit a removal request on line.
Option Two: 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 on the envelope.
Option Three: You may instead mail in a photocopy of the voter information card the elections people provided to you when you registered. You must spell the webmaster’s name (Tom Alciere) correctly on the envelope.

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.

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. Also, sometimes the autoresponder or reply gets blocked by the voter’s email service and they never hear back from us.