Do’s and Don’ts of Political Signs

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) – Election season is upon us, and with it comes a barrage of political signals and strict rules about where to go and what to do about it.

Campaign season is here and politicians are making the rounds asking voters to show their support.

“They’re supposed to be on private property. They shouldn’t be out on the streets, and you shouldn’t display them on telephone poles or in the driveway,” said Jeff Carlisle – Chief Deputy, Houston County Sheriff.

Four times eight signs stand for commercial real estate. Courtyard signs are intended for residential areas, but may only be placed with the permission of the homeowner.

“It’s really just out of respect for the property owners to make sure you have their permission to put these signs on their property.”

Homeowners can remove any signs they don’t want.

“If someone puts a sign on your property that you don’t want there, you can easily remove it from your property.”

If you destroy or remove a political sign on another person’s property without permission, you face a Class 2 misdemeanor applicable under Law 16-1019.

“We always tell everyone just leave the signs alone.”

If you encounter a problem with campaign signs, first call and file a report with your local law enforcement agency.

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