Washington State moves to a statewide voter database

Washington state has moved to a state wide voter database replacing the current 39 county databases. In part this is to comply with HAVA, but this article points mostly to the anti-fraud benefits like eliminating duplicate registrations, voting by dead people and felons.

Perhaps the biggest benefit is that anyone doing voter outreach work in Washington State will now be able to make one call to the state to get voter data on all 3 million voters (rather than call the 39 counties).

I am going to start reaching out an collecting the voter data formats from states heading in this direction so that we can make our voter data standard better and more universal.