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Campaign signs: reminders of a long election season

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Whether your candidate won or lost in this election, you can probably celebrate that the campaigns are over.

 

But after 18 months of presidential campaigns you may be walking around with an election hangover. And those campaign signs on your street corner are like empty beer cans, reminding you of a time you’d rather forget.

DelDOT’s Jim Westhoff says fear not.

 

“The signs have to be removed no later than 30 days after the election,” he said.

 

The losers may move quickly to collect their signs and try to move on with their life. But the winners may relish their victory by leaving their signs up for awhile.

 

In any case, DelDOT will sweep the state in early December, removing all remaining signs and fining campaigns. At that point, you may be able to enjoy a few months of campaign-free bliss . . . with one caveat.

 

"If a sign is on private property you can keep it there as long as you want,” Westhoff said.

 

So if your neighbor decides to keep those campaign signs in his yard indefinitely, there’s not much you can do about that.