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Campaign sign cleanup deadline is Friday

Posted November 17

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— The Department of Transportation reminds candidates and campaigns that they need to remove campaign signs by Friday.

State law allows campaign signs to be in the state road right of way as early as 30 days before the start of early voting until 10 days after Election Day. The 10-day post-election deadline is Nov. 18.

There are still numerous campaign signs for local, state and national offices along roads and highways.

Signs still in place after the deadline are in violation of state law, and the department is authorized to remove and dispose of them.

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  • Brent Hall Nov 18, 8:43 a.m.
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    I completely agree about imposing a fine on campaigns that don't remove the signs themselves. What's the use of the law if there is no penalty for disobeying it?

  • Michi Gauss Nov 17, 5:29 p.m.
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    A law needs to be passed so DOT can issue cleanup fines to the campaigns who don't comply with the removal deadlines. I'm not generally in favor of "yet more laws," but this one seems a no brainer to me. Political littering is still littering if the signs linger.

  • Russ Bullock Nov 17, 4:11 p.m.
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    Yes, that seems like a stupid arrangement to me too!

  • Carl Keehn Nov 17, 3:50 p.m.
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    Signs still in place after the deadline are in violation of state law, and the department is authorized to remove and dispose of them.

    Read more at http://www.wral.com/campaign-sign-cleanup-deadline-is-friday-/16248548/#qfLeW3D0yOSCGqBM.99

    In other words, there is no penalty for failing to clean up signs and if you leave them, someone else will remove them without charge.