STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES — LOBBYISTS
67-6627. Persuasive poll concerning candidate must identify person or entity paying for poll. (1) If a person, candidate, political party or political committee requests or compensates a person to:
(a) Conduct or cause to be conducted a persuasive poll by telephone concerning a candidate; or
(b) Produce automated or computerized messages by telephone to conduct a persuasive poll concerning a candidate.
The person conducting the poll shall, at the end of the poll, disclose the name and telephone number of the person, candidate, political party or political committee that requested or compensated the person for the poll.
(2) As used in this section, "persuasive poll" means the canvassing of persons, by means other than an established method of scientific sampling, by asking questions or other information concerning a candidate which is designed to provide information that is designed to advocate the election, approval or defeat of a candidate or measure. The term does not include a poll that is conducted only to measure the public’s opinion about or reaction to an issue, fact or theme.
(3) A violation of the provisions of this section shall be punishable as provided in section 67-6625, Idaho Code.
[(67-6627) 67-6629, added 2000, ch. 153, sec. 1, p. 389; am. 2001, ch. 106, sec. 1, p. 349; am. and redesig. 2017, ch. 142, sec. 7, p. 338.]