MISSOURI — Last week, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested publicly available voter date from states in an effort to enhance the integrity of U.S. elections.

The request was for publicly available information and Missouri law requires that Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft provide the information upon request.

Previous Missouri secretaries of state, Jason Kander and Robin Carnahan, provided the information requested 400 and 600 times respectively.

The law requiring that this information be provided is most often referred to the Sunshine Law.

Ashcroft has agreed to comply with the request for the publicly available data, citing state laws that require him to do so. No voter preferences, political affiliations or confidential information will be provided.

“As Secretary of State, my job to follow the law,” Ashcroft said, “That’s what I intend to do.”