ANSWERED: How long do campaigns have to remove signs?
As we move toward the run-off elections on November 16th, time is ticking for candidates who were eliminated in the primary to remove their campaign signs. The local sign ordinance gives campaigns just 10 days to remove their signs. That means they must be picked up midnight on October 22nd.
If the signs are not removed, campaigns face a fine of up to $250 per day.
Political signs are covered under local regulations for one time events. The sign ordinance is part of Lafayette's Unified Development Code posted online and reads in part:
Temporary signs advertising a One-Time Event shall not be erected more than ninety (90) days prior to the initiation of the One-Time Event and shall be removed within ten (10) days following the termination of the One-Time Event.
The signs are no laughing matter, but the Edmonton Journal found a little humor in all of the campaign signs that popped up during an election in Canada.