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“Political Do Not Call List” Prevents Some Political Robo-Calls…But Not All

Allison Blood
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- If you’re already tired of annoying political robo-calls, there is a way to prevent some of them – but it’s up to the politician to opt in.

The “Political Do Not Call List” is a voluntary program founded in 2007. When you go to stoppoliticalcalls.org, it asks for your phone number. Then, it’s given out to candidates who have promised not to call.

Missouri lieutenant governor hopeful Mike Carter says he’s one of several politicians that have pledged not to call you if you sign up for the Political Do Not Call List on stoppoliticalcalls.org. Carter says he knows the calls are sometimes annoying, but for candidates with limited funds, they might be the best way to get their name out there.

“In my way to, in a very targeted way, reach voters who voted in primaries before — Republican ones specifically,” Carter says.

But he says when people go to his site and see the link to sign up for the list, it builds a positive relationship with voters, so it’s a win-win situation for him.

“We’ve had 5,000 people sign up for the do not call list this cycle,” he says. “And, I’m calling about 300,000 households each time starting about two months ago.”

The site says it is non-partisan and not for profit.

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