WASHINGTON — It’s been a week since we began reporting results from the midterm elections, and we’re still seeing signs of candidates everywhere – literally. People are getting tired of seeing campaign signs all over the place, so we’re here to verify.
How long can campaign signs stay posted around our neighborhoods?
Different places have different rules.
WHAT WE FOUND:
In DC, campaign signs can’t be posted for more than 180 days, and must be removed 30 days after the election.
At the local level, the rules depend on where you live:
Loudoun allows temporary signs with a permit, but they are limited to 120 days
In Arlington, campaign-related temporary signs can be posted for a week or up to a month, depending on where they’re placed.
Prince George’s County limits campaign signage to posting 45 days before election day at the earliest, requiring them to be removed 10 days after the election.
Montgomery County only allows signs to be posted on weekends and federal holidays–anything long-term is illegal.
Also, keep in mind, rules might be different for signs on private property.