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Campaign signs must be gone by Friday

cseward@newsobserver.com

Attention political campaigns: You’ve got until next Friday (Nov. 14) to take your signs home from the roadsides.

The looming deadline is welcome news to people who hate clutter. State law is generally quite strict about signs in the public right of way, but an exception kicks in around election time.

Signs associated with political campaigns are allowed starting one month before the end of early voting. They must be removed by the 10th day after the election.

Sign removal can be a daunting task for candidates, particularly those getting over an election loss. After last year’s Raleigh City Council race, one candidate even offered to pay supporters $1 for each sign they removed and returned to his home.

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