By Pamela Bacon
Logan County Clerk and Recorder
Know the Facts for Colorado!
My number is registered on the "Do Not Call" list, but I still receive calls from candidates and political campaigns. Is this legal?
Yes. The law makes an exemption for "political calls" when defining "telephone solicitation." Specifically, Section 6-1-903(10) of the Colorado Revised Statutes, states:
- "Telephone solicitation" means any voice, telefacsimile, graphic imaging, or data communication, including text messaging communication over a telephone line or through a wireless telephone for the purpose of encouraging the purchase or rental of, or investment in, property, goods, or services.
- Notwithstanding [the above definition], "telephone solicitation" does not include communications:
- Made for the sole purpose of urging support for or opposition to a political candidate or ballot issue; or
- Made for the sole purpose of conducting political polls or soliciting the expression of opinions, ideas, or votes. In addition to the political phone calls, there is an increase in the volume of political literature sent through the mail.
There is no complaint or removal process established for political calls or mailings. One option is updating your voter registration information to remove your phone number from your voter record at www.govotecolorado.gov . But this will NOT guarantee that your phone number will not be obtained from other sources.
County Offices will be closed Monday September 6, 2021, in observance of Labor Day.
The Election and Recording Department can be reached at 522-1544 for voter and election questions or recording information. The Motor Vehicle Department can be reached at 522-1158 for license plates/renewals or titling a vehicle. You can also reach our office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Like us on Facebook at Logan County Elections/MotorVehicle/Recording.