ITD reminds candidates of campaign sign limits
As the election season races into the home stretch, ITD Chief Engineer Tom Cole encourages candidates to refrain from planting signs in highway rights of way.
“We are continuing to see increasing numbers of signs and posters in our rights-of-way, in spite of efforts to educate candidates,” Cole wrote this week. “While we have full authority to remove these signs and dispose of them, our crews are often accused of favoritism. In light of this fact, it is important that we treat all placement of election signs or posters in our rights-of-way – and their removal – the same across the districts.”
A letter is being sent statewide to candidates, county clerks and officials in the Republican and Democratic parties that outline the department’s policy regarding the removal of election signs and posters.
The letter emphasizes the following: