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Political Robo Calling Regulations in USA

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Table of Regulations for Political Robo Calling in the United States

StateBannedAllowedConsent RequiredSponsor must be namedOther provisions
California-YESYESYESPhone company approval required; no calls from 9:00pm TO 9:00am
Connecticut-YES-YESCandidate's name and voice must be in narrative
Florida-YES (except polls)-YESMust appoint a registered agent; candidate or other sponsor of calls must authorize them in writing
Georgia-YESYES-Permit required
Idaho-YES-YESNo calls from 9:00pm to 9:00am
Illinois-YES-YES (except polls) -
Indiana-YESYESYESNo calls from 8:00pm to 9:00am
Iowa-YESYESYESA live operator must speak during a fundraising call
Kentucky-YESFor polls-Permit required; no polls from 9:00pm to 8:00am
Louisiana-YES-YES (except polls)Written authorization for class required.
Maine-YES-YES (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-YESFor polls-Permit Required
Massachusetts-YES--No calls to people on a no-call list kept by each telephone company
Minnesota-YESYESYESNo calls from 9:00pm to 9:00am
Mississippi-YESYESYESPhone company approval required; no calls from 9:00pm to 9:00am
Nebraska-YES-YESPermit required; no calls from 9:00pm to 9:00am
Nevada-YES-For persuasive polls-
New Hampshire-YES-For fundraising calls and pollsNo calls to persons on federal do-not-call list; permit is required for fundraising calls and calls
New Jersey-YESYES--
New Mexico-YES-If the call is among at least 500 during an election cycle-
New York-YES-YES-
North Dakota-YES-YESRandom 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
Oregon-YES--Random or sequential dialing equipment must exclude persons on the federal do-not-call list; no calls from 9:00pm to 9:00am
Rhode Island-YES---
South Carolina-YES--A live operator must assist in the call
South Dakota-YES---
Tennessee-YESFor polls-Permit required; no polls from 9:00pm to 8:00am
Utah-YESFor fundraising callsFor fundraising callsNo 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
West Virginia-YES---