Houston Co. Resident Annoyed Over Bibb Co. Campaign ‘Robocalls’

Houston Co. Resident Annoyed Over Bibb Co. Campaign ‘Robocalls’

CENTERVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Judy Singleton's received at least four calls from three different candidates in Bibb County. But there's one problem: she lives and votes in Houston County.

Singleton said she's had the same '478' number for 38 years, so she was surprised when she picked up the phone and heard Macon-Bibb mayoral candidate Sam Hart's voice.

"It's frustrating after a while, but when you don't live in the county that's voting, you kind of wonder what's going on," she said.

When Hart heard about Singleton's problem he was apologetic, but admits he can't control what numbers the recorded 'robocall' dials.

"These are databases that we purchase from the Secretary of State's office and we buy databases that consists of people who voted in the same election," Hart said.

While the constant calls annoy Singleton, the political campaign calls are essentially unavoidable. Kelvin Collins, CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia said elected officials are exempt when it comes to calling unlisted numbers.

"'The Do Not Call' list doesn't apply to political calls," Collins said.

As for Singleton, she just hopes to get her name and number added to the right list, so that when Houston County candidates call, she will get the message.

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