Feb 062012
 
 February 6, 2012  Misc

Legal but annoying as heck? Kathleen Foster reports:

If your email inbox starts overflowing with messages from political campaigns this election season, it could be because your state sold you out.

A Fox News study has found 19 states plus the District of Columbia, now ask for an email address on voter registration cards. In nine of those states, email addresses from the cards are then sold to political parties, organizing groups, lawmakers and campaigns who can use them to send unsolicited emails.

Read more on Fox News.

Bottom line: if you’re registering to vote and are asked to provide an e-mail address, use a throwaway address or self-expiring address if you don’t want to be bothered with political e-mails.

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