The complaint alleged a violation of RCW 42.17A.320 for failing to provide complete and accurate sponsor identification in political advertising, specifically a pre-recorded call/robocall.
On the PDC website outlining requirements for political advertising, it states a sponsor’s address is not required for broadcast, video, and online audio ads. While a robocall is not specifically mentioned in this section as not requiring a sponsor’s address, a robocall has similar participant interaction to a broadcast or online audio advertisement.
Based on these findings staff has determined, in this instance, the alleged failure to provide complete and accurate sponsor identification in political advertising does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.
Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 12/10/2019)