DES MOINES – In the final stretches before Election Day, more and more Iowans are getting bombarded by text messages and robocalls from candidates, campaigns, and third-party groups.
According to a spokesman for the Iowa Attorney General, that office has received a few complaints about the political calls and texts. Generally, political calls have more protections than commercial. For example, campaign-related calls are not on the Do Not Call list. However, the FCC says campaign-related robocalls and robotexts are “not allowed to cell phones, pagers, or other mobile devices without the called party’s prior consent.” However, some Iowans may have checked a box in paperwork that allows these campaigns to reach them via text or a phone call.
According to the FCC, prerecorded calls must include the following info: