With Election Day less than a month away, campaign signs are popping up in many locations. However, Deborah Brucaya with the DOT says supporters need to observe restrictions on where they can be placed.
It's actually illegal to place any signs on state maintained land, including those for candidates. Brucaya says the biggest concern with that restriction is along state highways. She says signs can't be placed in medians or along the highways on any property maintained by the state.
Brucaya says the rule is mainly about safety, because campaign signs can be distracting for drivers when they're right along the road. It can also be dangerous for those placing the signs or DOT crews that have to remove them.
Brucaya says utility poles are also usually off limits as well, because they're usually located on state maintained land.
Signs are allowed on private property, although Brucaya says supporters need to request permission before placing them there.