Some voters feel bombarded with election messages

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- People can't escape the political ads on TV, and now, it appears that cellphones are being used as political messengers as well.

Campaigns are now sending out text messages to voters, and it's completely legal.

There is, unfortunately, not much one can do about it, but a cellphone user can try texting "STOP" to the number that texted. One person suggested voting will take the user off a bunch of call and text lists. The traditional billboards and commercials are big and bold, but now with messages hittingcell phones, people are getting fed up.

"I know how im going to vote. I believe everyone should vote, but I don't need to be bothered with 10 or 15 messages a day on my phone, telling me what I should do," said one person.

The question now is why the intensity during this election cycle?

"We're being bombarded because we have very competitive elections, so trying to cut through all that noise is really difficult for candidates," said Wes Gullett with OH Strategic Communications.

A really tight senate race, as well as several key ballot propositions, have forced campaigns to get creative and aggressive, especially since voter turnout is key.

"If you're not communicating on somebody's telephone, on their smartphone, you're really out on a big part of the electorate," said Gullett.

Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods agrees, and says this will depend on who pushes pulls and gets their people to the polls.

"Overall, I think that's a good thing," said Woods. "I think that campaigns and others are reaching out, urging people to vote. I don't see anything wrong. It's great. It would be happy if everyone who was eligible voted, and then the best people can win."