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  • Here's what you need to know about campaign signs this election season

    Feb 24, 2020 | Read More News
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    It’s election season. You may have noticed.

    As always in an election year there’s lots of political advertising out there, including signs in the public rights of way.elections

    When it comes to political signs, Pima County follows the rules established in state statute. Here’s what the rules say:
    • Signs can be displayed 30 days before the beginning of early voting and be in compliance with state law, which allows signs 60 days prior to a primary 
    • Signs must be removed 15 days after the general election
    • Signs can be placed in the public right of way
    • Election signs can show support for or opposition to a candidate or ballot measure
    • Commercial signs aren’t permitted
    • Signs can’t be hazardous to public safety, obstruct clear vision in the area or interfere with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    • The maximum area of signs is 16-square feet in residential zones or 32-square feet in other zones
    • The name, phone number or website of the candidate or campaign committee must be displayed on signs
    Unauthorized removal or defacing of political signs is a class 2 misdemeanor and a potential violation of local ordinances.

    For questions about political signs in Pima County contact Pima County Development Services at 724-9000.

    Questions in other locations:

    Tucson – 791-5550
    Marana – 382-1999
    Oro Valley – 229-4700
    Sahuarita – 822-8800
    South Tucson – 792-2424

    For more election information visit www.pima.gov/elections.