Q1: I am registered on the "Do not call" list, but I still receive calls from candidates and political campaigns. Is this legal?
A1: Yes. There are exemptions to telephone solicitation, and political calls are one of them.
6-1-903, C.R.S. Definitions
(10)(a) "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.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection (10), "telephone solicitation" does not include communications:
(V) Made for the sole purpose of urging support for or opposition to a political candidate or ballot issue; or
(VI) 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.
Unfortunately, there is no complaint or removal process established for these types of calls and mailings. You can contact your county clerk and request that your phone number be removed from your voter registration information, but this provides no guarantee that your phone number will not be obtained from other sources.