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Raleigh reminds candidates of sign ordinance

Posted July 29, 2011

— The city of Raleigh is reminding politicians and supporters in this year's election to abide by the city's sign ordinance or face penalties.

The ordinance prohibits political signs from being placed on any city-owned property or on the public right-of way, as well as median strips in the streets, utility poles, street signs, traffic signs or on bus-stop signs.

Violators could face penalties from $100 to $500 daily, plus a $100 administrative fee for each violation.

Several key posts will be on the ballot this October, including mayor, City Council and several seats on the Wake County Board of Education. Also on the ballot are a $40 million transportation improvements bond and a $16 million affordable housing bond.

Election Day is Oct. 11.


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  • bowslinger70 Jul 29, 2011

    Folks, don't get trapped off by this article. If you pull up a campaign sign that you did not put there, you face harsher punishment than the person that placed it there in the first place.

  • bowslinger70 Jul 29, 2011

    Last I knew Route 95 didn't run thru Raleigh---but then I could be wrong.

  • oleguy Jul 29, 2011

    Jeez lets see how this works,, There are Burr signs still up out on I 95,,

    But knowing the rules and the law,, I too will remove signs placed on the state highway right of ways

  • earlflannery Jul 29, 2011

    "$40 million transportation improvements bond" forget, no way for my vote.

    "$16 million affordable housing bond" I make 14,000 a yr and cannot get any help with affordable housing, therefore no vote for that either. Sorry, but the free loaders need to start being a little more responsible.

  • mpheels Jul 29, 2011

    rayh - no need to worry, the mayor of Raleigh isn't seeking re-election.

  • rand321 Jul 29, 2011

    They have already started popping up in these areas all over NW Raleigh.

  • Rolling Along Jul 29, 2011

    I typically won't vote for any politician who's signs I see in the medians or on public ROW. Makes hard to vote for anybody most years :P

  • rayh Jul 29, 2011

    gotta fill them budget gaps, you know they'll enforce on everybody except a mayor that's seeking re-election.

  • Scubagirl Jul 29, 2011

    I would love to see this enforced, not just for the right wing/left wing candidates but ALL of them. They end up blocking vision at corners, blown all over and then left for long after the elections are over.
    Personally I'd like to see them all gone.

  • working for deadbeats Jul 29, 2011

    I will do my part and help clean up the Democrat signs that are in violation.