Thursday, August 10, 2006

Signs, Everywhere Signs

Posted on Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 4:00 AM

It’s all over but the shouting — and the political signs that litter the landscape. We asked the Shelby County Election Commission just how long we’ll have to look at these bazillion eyesores, some of which rival a Hummer in size. An employee at the Commission tells us: “There’s no ordinance about how long these signs can remain up. If they’re in your yard you can remove them or ask the candidate to come get them.” A state law does, however, require that all signs be removed within three weeks after an election. Problem is, the law provides no punishment if they remain in a yard till doomsday. After all, those with the signs make the rules.

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