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Deadline for removal of election signs is tomorrow

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BATON ROUGE - It seems that nearly every major street and intersection in the Capital City is lined with campaign signs from the November 4 election, but tomorrow is the deadline for the signs to be gone.

Campaign signs cause headaches for the Department of Public Works as they are the organization charged with picking up the signs in the event that the campaign responsible for placing them fails to pick them up by the deadline. According to city-parish ordinance, the signs must be removed seven days after an election.

The Department of Public Works says taking care of the signs removes their attention from more pressing issues like focusing on blight and other community improvement measures.

"It just adds to the things that our inspectors are already doing. We're already going out picking up all the signs, taking signs down off utility poles, and it's just more that they have to take out of their day of doing their duties to load up signs," said Justin Dupuy of DPW.

Candidates who fail to pick up their campaign signs by the end of tomorrow will face a fine of $25 per sign.



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