Office of the Secretary of State

Important Information for Candidates and PACs

Act 2012-461, which imposes requirements regarding automated telephone calls, has been precleared by the U.S. Justice Department.  The new law requires, in part, that automated or pre-recorded phone calls for political advertisements must be clearly identified as a paid political advertisement at the end of the call and also identify which entity has paid for that communication. The law also makes it unlawful to misrepresent the identification of the entity making the automated phone call for purposes of political advertising.

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P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
Phone:  (334) 242-7200
Fax:  (334) 242-4993
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