The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent an email to elections officials Monday (July 10, 2017) asking states not to submit voter data to the Commission because a lawsuit was filed challenging the data collection.
Here is the text of the email:
As you may know, the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint seeking a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) in connection with the June 28, 2017 letter sent by Vice Chair Kris Kobach requesting publicly-available voter data. See Electronic Privacy Information Center v. Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Until the Judge rules on the TRO, we request that you hold on submitting any data. We will follow up with you with further instructions once the Judge issues her ruling.
As of July 11, the N.C. State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement had not sent any data or information to the Commission. The State Board office is awaiting further guidance.
We encourage all North Carolina voters to read our Q&A on this issue.