A campaign volunteer contacted me about my voting choices for this November election... which wouldn’t be noteworthy hadn’t he addressed me by my wife’s name.
When I asked about how they had associated that name with that phone number, I was told that that’s the information they got from the public voter registration list (which is not the case as when we registered, at different times and places, we both provided our own phone numbers).
When I asked more about it, he told me he was a volunteer and couldn’t give me that information. And when I insisted, I got a non-existing email address (possibly just a typo) to inquiry.
I know my phone number is associated with my wife’s name in some places (children school, doctor’s office) because my work schedule is more flexible and allows me to answer in case something happens, but definitely not in her voter registration (as she registered before meeting me).
How could a political campaign get that data association? Do I have the right to know the real source of my personal data?