Election signs: know the facts

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With the Primary Election now less than two weeks away, much of Switzerland County contains a sign promoting the election of a particular candidate.

But what are the laws regarding the placement of such signs?

According to the Indiana Election Division of the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State, political signs may not be posted or placed on any other person’s property – including a highway right-of-way and on utility poles – without the property owner’s permission.

Only appropriate law enforcement authorities acting under proper legal authority have the authority to remove or confiscate materials.

Removing signs without the authority to do so may lead to prosecution for Criminal Conversion (IC 35-43-4-3).