Political Robocall Laws
Political Robocall Laws
State Banned Allowed Consent Required Sponsor must be named Other provisions
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California Phone company approval required; no calls from 9:00pm TO 9:00am
Colorado
Connecticut Candidate’s name and voice must be in narrative
Delaware
Florida
(except polls)
Must appoint a registered agent; candidate or other sponsor of calls must authorize them in writing
Georgia Permit required
Hawaii
Idaho No calls from 9:00pm to 9:00am
Illinois
(except polls)
Indiana No calls from 8:00pm to 9:00am
Iowa A live operator must speak during a fundraising call
Kansas
Kentucky For polls Permit required; no polls from 9:00pm to 8:00am
Louisiana
(except polls)
Written authorization for class required.
Maine
(during stated times before election)
Registered agent required; no polls from 5:00pm to 9:00am or on weekends; extensive disclosure requirements for “push polls”
Maryland For polls Permit Required
Massachusetts No calls to people on a no-call list kept by each telephone company
Michigan
Minnesota No calls from 9:00pm to 9:00am
Mississippi Phone company approval required; no calls from 9:00pm to 9:00am
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska Permit required; no calls from 9:00pm to 9:00am
Nevada For persuasive polls
New Hampshire For fundraising calls and polls No calls to persons on federal do-not-call list; permit is required for fundraising calls and calls
New Jersey
New Mexico If the call is among at least 500 during an election cycle
New York
North Dakota Random or sequential dialing equipment must exclude persons on state do-not-call list (which includes persons on the federal list); no calls from 9:00pm to 8:00am
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon Random or sequential dialing equipment must exclude persons on the federal do-not-call list; no calls from 9:00pm to 9:00am
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina A live operator must assist in the call
South Dakota
Tennessee For polls Permit required; no polls from 9:00pm to 8:00am
Texas
Utah For fundraising calls For fundraising calls No fundraising calls (1) to people who have not previously agreed to take calls and have no business relationship with caller; (2) to persons on federal do-not-call list; or (3) between 9:00pm and 8:00am, on a Sunday, or on a legal holiday
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming