How to Opt Out from North Carolina Resident Database in 2021

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North Carolina Resident Database is a service on the web that offers interested parties access to North Carolina public records. It is a free search engine for North Carolina residents. Through the services it provides, users can obtain contact information and find lost friends and family.

Users can search for North Carolina public documents on the website by entering the address or name of the concerned party. Requesters who know both the name and address of the person they are interested in have a better chance of finding their record of interest. However, users that don't have the address can still search by name, but the website will display search results from all over the state. The North Carolina Resident Database website gets updated regularly, so if a requester cannot find the record of interest, such a person can wait for approximately a week. Then that person can research the document.

The kind of information provided by the North Carolina Resident Database is all legal details concerning an individual. This details the person's name, postal code, state, city, address, sex, date of birth, and first name. The website also includes the neighbors of every individual listed on its website.

All the records are collected from different sources; however, the documents are considered public information in the U.S State of North Carolina. According to the NCSBE (North Carolina State Board of Elections), the documents are regarded as public and are first collected when a person enrolls for voter registration. However, interested persons should be aware that this service is not affiliated with the North Carolina state government.

Also, users and visitors should note that the website is not under the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) since it is not a consumer reporting agency.

According to the official website, North Carolina Resident Database has records of over 7,300,000 persons currently. The historical record maintained by the website is about 162,360,007. Individuals who use the North Carolina Resident Database services can also get names related to the person they are looking for. The people search engine filters result based on the keywords entered by the requester.

The website stores and disseminates 3,438,490 Female records, which makes up 52.42% of the overall total. The accessible Male records are 2,919,648, which is 44.51%, while another 201,568 records are considered unspecified.

Below are the records held by the website according to age groups:

  • 18-20 - 150,472 records which is 2.51%
  • 20-30 - 1,010,365 records which is 16.85%
  • 30-40 - 946,463 records which is 15.78%
  • 40-50 - 971,374 records which is 16.2%
  • 50-60 - 1,027,604 records which is 17.14%
  • Over 60 - 1,890,236 records which is 31.52%

The website also categorized the documents in their custody according to party affiliation. 37.6% (2,466,511) of the information on the search engine is on individuals who support the Democratic Party. 31.92% (2,094,168) is for unaffiliated individuals. 29.92% (1,962,910) of records on the website are for Republicans, with another 0.53% (34,820) for the supporters of the Libertarian Party. The website also has 682 (0.01%) supporters of the Green Party and 631 (0.01%) supporters of the Constitution Party.

North Carolina Resident Database also classed the public documents by race, and below are the figures:

  • Asians - 89,728 (1.37%)
  • Black/Afro Americans - 1,420,532 (21.66%)
  • American Indian/Alaskan - 53,776 (0.82%)
  • Multirace - 43,605 (0.66%)
  • Others - 181,908 (2.77%)
  • Undesignated - 286,462 (4.37%)
  • White/Caucasian - 4,483,709 White (68.35%).

However, persons interested in opting out from the services provided by the North Carolina Resident Database can begin the process via the opt-out page provided on the site. Once all prerequisites to record removal are done, the requester must wait for 48 hours (maximum) for the document to be entirely removed.

How to Opt-Out of North Carolina Resident Database

Step 1

Interested persons can opt-out of the North Carolina Resident Database services on their website. The first step is for requesters to enter their last name, first name, and state of residence. After this, the person should tap the 'Search Records' button.

Step 2

The next step is to locate the record of interest and tap on 'View Details'. Through the 'View Details' page, the requester can copy the URL of the concerned profile. Specific persons may notice that their information on the search engine is inaccurate. However, that also implies that the records are also not accurate with the state's department of state. Therefore all concerned parties are advised to contact the offices of the state department.

Step 3

After copying the URL in 'View Details,' the individual has to navigate back to the opt out page with its link located at the bottom of the website. The requester must paste the copied URL into the appropriate file and click 'Submit on the opt-out page.

Step 4

The requester also has to complete a removal request form. Once the form is completed and submitted, a waiting period of 24-48 hours will be necessary for the complete removal of the record. Alternatively, interested persons can get multiple records removed from the website through specific third-party sites.

What Difficulties Exist when Opting Out of North Carolina Resident Database

Opting out of North Carolina Resident Database may present specific difficulties to its users. Among the difficulties is the fact that the website shares information concerning how an individual uses its services. This information may be shared with analytics and advertising partners. Therefore the information will remain on the web and could even end up back on the site.

Another problem is, it may take the website over 48 hours to altogether remove the document. Generally, due to constantly updating the gathered information, a document that was earlier removed may reappear on the website.

The information offered by the search engine is defined as public information. Hence, there cannot be secured. To obtain a complete copy of these records, all that is required is for the interested individual to submit a request to the Division of Elections in the state.

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