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Election season is over, why are we still seeing political signs by roads?

Election season is over. But why are some political signs still laying alongside the road?

News10NBC posed that question after a curious reader inquired.

Legally, temporary signs, like political signs can remain in the right of way for up to three days after the event ends. In this case, that’s Election Day.


But, we’re well-beyond that. The state Department of Transportation takes care of signs that become a problem on major roadways.

However, there are countless examples around the region of signs still being in place. As normal, seasonal maintenance unfolds those signs are picked up.

If the signs are on local roads managed by towns or counties – those entities would be responsible for cleanup. Again, this is typically done during regular maintenance and isn’t a specialized task.



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