The CAN-SPAM Act, signed into law in December 2003, established the first national standards for sending commercial email. ‘Political spam’ often includes email sent from or on behalf of a candidate for public office, or in support of a political issue or initiative. These messages do not fall under the legal requirements of commercial email spam under CAN-SPAM.

So, does this mean that you can rent a list of voter email addresses and send messages to them?

This resource is available to members. provides access to:

  • Online political campaigning articles
  • Downloadable campaign worksheets and checklists
  • Custom tools, including the Campaign Letter Generator
  • Political resources for fundraising, email and promotion
  • And more.

Access is FREE for Online Candidate website clients. Find out more.