Just wondering? Since we've all had to look at the candidates signs for several months (I've lost count on how many) is it going to take several months for all the signs to disappear?

Personally, I don't think the signs should be allowed anywhere but on personal property.

Please... get rid of the signs.

Linda Vaccaro



(8) comments

Carol Mitchell

Some may be staying up if they have an opponent in the November election I would think, since this was a primary.

Steve Fouga

I agree with Linda. They should be allowed up for 1 month before early voting, and for 1 week after the election. For example, they should be down by now, and allowed back up in late summer or early fall.

And only on private property and at polling places. We get enough politics on Facebook and the Daily News forum.

A good thing about the signs: we can be fairly sure they were placed by honest-to-God Americans, rather than Russian bots and trolls. [cool]

Linda Vaccaro

Thanks Steve! Looks so trashy especially when there are multiple signs posted together in one spot. The west end of the seawall was just taken over by signs. We all constantly get enough Robo calls and mailings! Waste of $$$ Thankfully, the signs were gone today when I went into town earlier. However there are scattered signs along FM 3005 which I think have been forgotten. And, can we really be sure it was "Honest to God Americans" who placed the signs?? [wink]

Ken Hufstetler

Steve - you are absolutely correct and most of the cities have ordinances that limit political signs to X days before the election and Y days after the election. They cannot leave the signs up from the primary until the run-off. Not sure about the county. I thought at one time the state had regulations on political signs?

Jim Forsythe

The Texas Department of Transportation is reminding candidates for public office in the March primaries that the state has rules and regulations in place concerning campaign signs.
TxDOT reminds candidates and supporters that putting campaign signs on public land is illegal.
TxDOT has issued a list of guidelines for political signs, including:
It is illegal to place any signs on or with in the right of way. This includes posting signs on trees, telephone poles, traffic signs and other objects on the right of way.
Campaign signs along Texas roads can be placed on private property with the owner’s permission. Signs must be made of lightweight material and be no larger than 50 square feet.
Campaign signs may be posted as early as 90 days before an election (no earlier) and must be removed within 10 days after the election.
Before placing a sign inside of incorporated city limits, check with the city for applicable ordinances.
TxDOT also reminds candidates that if a sign is placed in the right of way or it’s posing a traffic hazard, TxDOT will remove it without prior notice. All costs associated with sign removal will be paid by the sign owner

Steve Fouga

These rules seem reasonable, if not quite as restrictive as mine would be if I were boss... [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

Ron Shelby

Start Posting on here who's signs you see. Maybe that will shame them to take them down. Especially the ones with heavy numbers of signs.

Carlos Ponce

If you're not running again the ground wire anchors can be recycled or re-used. The old wooden ones made good tomato stakes. The plastic sign itself - not much you can do with that.

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