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Lt. Governor denies former lawmaker’s request for private voter information

Just over a month before his resignation, Steve Christiansen requested a long list of private voter information and election records including phone numbers and emails, but Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson just officially denied that request. Christiansen resigned his position from the Utah House of Representatives Thursday because he says his family was being attacked for his political positionsIn his written request for the records, Christiansen claimed that voter information could not be withheld from government officials. His request asked for the information in five days, saying “time is of the essence.”


Henderson’s office, which oversees elections, says while some information is public, other information such as phone numbers, emails and driver license numbers is private, no matter who asks for it. In a statement, Henderson says her office never wants anything “to come between a voter and the ballot box.”

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!