It's illegal to take campaign signs

Monday, October 24, 2022

It's election season and once again people are stealing campaign signs.

Basic facts:
  • Campaign signs are legal.
  • It's illegal to steal them.
If a campaign sign is placed so that it is a traffic hazard or obstructs a driver's view, police will remove the sign. This happens very rarely because campaigns know the rules.

If this were to happen, the city would contact the campaign and hold the sign at City Hall for pick up.

In my experience, the signs are taken by random people who have nothing to do with any campaign and are unknown to anyone.

If you see someone taking a sign, call 911 to report the theft. Those signs are expensive.

--Diane Hettrick


jno62 October 24, 2022 at 10:34 AM  

Don't call 911. Election sign theft is not a life threatening emergency.

Anonymous,  October 26, 2022 at 10:38 AM  

Election signs are excessive litter that has little or no impact on a voters decision.

Anonymous,  December 22, 2022 at 8:32 AM  

Consider referencing the actual law when making a claim about legality; otherwise it just sounds like somebody making a (likely self-serving) assertion.

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