Department reminds citizens do's and don't's of political signs

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - The May Primary Elections are right around the corner which means yards and roadsides are littered with campaign signs.

The Blytheville Police Department is making sure their citizens know the do's and don't's of putting up election campaign signs.

Asst. Police Chief Ricky Jefferson said the most important reminders are that signs can only be up 60 days before the election and ten days after, you must get permission to place signs on private property, and vandalizing campaign signs can lead to criminal charges.

"They can be charged with a crime if they're vandalizing those signs or stealing those signs from an opponent, they can be charged," Jefferson said. "We're just trying to stay ahead of it and make sure everybody plays fair and we want everybody to have a fair election."

Jefferson said they've had a couple of those complaints about election signs, and they try to take care of the signs as quickly as possible.

If you are having consistent problems with campaign signs on your property, contact your local code enforcement or law enforcement office.

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