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Raleigh reminds candidates of sign ordinance

Posted July 29, 2011 2:07 p.m. EDT

— 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.