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Maine law requires that political campaign signs located on public rights-of-way be removed no later than one week after the election.
It has been almost two months since voting day. Most of the campaign signs were removed within a few days of the election, but some of them stuck around for weeks, and some are still lingering today.
Maine law also prohibits campaign signs from being placed on interstate highways and on interstate highway on/off-ramps.
During my travels on Christmas Day, I saw “No on 1” signs still firmly planted in many areas of southern Maine, including interstate highway ramps where such signs are strictly prohibited. It is my hope that the “No on 1” campaign (and all other campaigns whose signs are lingering) will follow the law and remove their signs. Better late than never.