Why does it ask for my social security number when registering to vote? I don't want to give that out. - HeadCount

Why does it ask for my social security number when registering to vote? I don’t want to give that out.

SSN is only required in most states if you do not have a current in-state driver’s license or state-issued ID. And then you only need to put the last 4 digits of the SSN. In HI, KY, NM, SC, TN and VA, you should provide your full social security number.

Social security numbers are used by the state to verify your identity. We never record or retain your driver’s license or social security number or distribute it to anyone.

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