Time to Take Down Election Signs

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Not because it’s played out, but because it’s actually a law (which Erica discovered earlier last month):

City statute restricts campaign signs in Minneapolis throughout the year. However, state law allows greater leeway for these signs during election periods and up to ten days after Election Day.

Nov. 14 marks the ten-day limit.

This requirement only applies to messages directly tied to the election.

  1. Brandi’s avatar

    Could someone explain how it’s constitutional to make me take down my sign? What if I’m really proud that my candidate won and I want to keep my sign up? I mean, if my neighbors can have xmas lights up in september (seriously?!) I should theoretically be able to keep my sign up.

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  2. Joanna’s avatar

    Is it only lawn signs, or do signs in your window count? How about bumper stickers?

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  3. Julie’s avatar

    From a bulletin on the City of Mpls site:
    All campaign signs must be removed from Minneapolis lawns/property after Nov. 14. City statute restricts campaign signs in Minneapolis throughout the year and signs must be removed ten days after Election Day.

    Along with removing their own campaign signs, Minneapolis residents are encouraged to tell their neighbors and friends about this requirement so they can follow suit.

    This requirement only applies to signs directly tied to the election just concluded. In other words, only signs that have people or issues that voters cast ballots on must come down. Signs that address issues not on a ballot are not affected by this ordinance.

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